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Favites spinosa

(Klunzinger, 1879)

Colonies are small, massive and rounded. Corallites are deeply excavated, with angular walls. Septa are straight, widely spaced and are usually in two alternating orders. Paliform lobes are weakly developed. Septa have very prominent teeth, which have ragged margins. Columellae are small and compact.

Colour: Walls are off-white, centres are dark.

Habitat: A wide range of reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Favites flexuosa

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Klunzingers original description/specimens.s original description/specimens.

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favites spinosa.  Seychelle Islands.  An encrusting colony.  Charlie Veron.

Favites spinosa.Seychelle Islands.An encrusting colony.Charlie Veron.

Favites spinosa.  Sri Lanka.  Angular corallites with a rough surface.  Charlie Veron.

Favites spinosa.Sri Lanka.Angular corallites with a rough surface.Charlie Veron.

Favites spinosa.  null.  null.  Charlie Veron.

Favites spinosa.null.null.Charlie Veron.

Favites spinosa.  null.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Favites spinosa.null.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Favites spinosa.  null.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Favites spinosa.null.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Favites spinosa.  Seychelle Islands.  Showing corallites.

Favites spinosa.Seychelle Islands.Showing corallites.

Favites spinosa.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Favites spinosa.Philippines.Showing corallites.