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Favia albidus

Veron, 2000

Colonies are massive, usually small. Corallites are crowded, usually circular and monocentric but rarely becoming elongate and polycentric. Septa are thickened over the corallite wall and exsert, with large teeth near the wall. Paliform lobes may form a crown around the columella. Columellae are small.

Colour: Usually pale brown.

Habitat: Upper reef slopes.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Favia matthaii

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favia albidus.  Red Sea.  A small massive colony.  Lyndon Devantier.

Favia albidus.Red Sea.A small massive colony.Lyndon Devantier.

Favia albidus.  Red Sea.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Favia albidus.Red Sea.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Favia albidus.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Favia albidus.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Favia albidus.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Favia albidus.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Favia albidus.  Red Sea.  Showing colony surface.

Favia albidus.Red Sea.Showing colony surface.