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Favia marshae

Veron, 2000

Colonies are dome-shaped or flat. Corallites are shallow, circular, neatly arranged and 15-20 millimetres diameter. Corallites at the colony margin are frequently arranged in concentric rows. Septa are fine. Paliform lobes are weakly formed or absent.

Colour: Uniform pale grey with contrasting walls and centres.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Favia rotundata , Favites vasta

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favia marshae.  Philippines.  Colonies have a smooth surface and neatly rounded corallites.  Charlie Veron.

Favia marshae.Philippines.Colonies have a smooth surface and neatly rounded corallites.Charlie Veron.

Favia marshae.  Palau.  Edge of a colony.  Gustav Paulay.

Favia marshae.Palau.Edge of a colony.Gustav Paulay.

Favia marshae.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing corallites.

Favia marshae.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing corallites.

Favia marshae.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Showing corallites.

Favia marshae.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Showing corallites.