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Favites acuticollis

(Ortmann, 1889)

Colonies are submassive to encrusting. Corallites are deep with very thin angular walls giving colonies a honeycomb appearance. Corallites are usually less than 7 millimetres diameter. Septa are few and widely spaced, paliform lobes are absent.

Colour: Dark colours, often with white upper margins to walls.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Favites pentagona , Goniastrea columella

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Wijsman-Best (1972).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favites acuticollis.  Philippines.  Variation in corallite structure and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favites acuticollis.Philippines.Variation in corallite structure and colour.Charlie Veron.

Favites acuticollis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Variation in corallite structure and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favites acuticollis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Variation in corallite structure and colour.Charlie Veron.

Favites acuticollis.  Taiwan.  Variation in corallite structure and colour.  Charlie Veron.

Favites acuticollis.Taiwan.Variation in corallite structure and colour.Charlie Veron.

Favites acuticollis.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Favites acuticollis.Philippines.Showing corallites.

Favites acuticollis.  Philippines.  Showing corallites.

Favites acuticollis.Philippines.Showing corallites.