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Favia lacuna

Veron, Turak and DeVantier, 2000

Colonies are submassive to massive, usually more than one metre across. Corallites are subplocoid, circular to irregular in shape, and crowded. The inner walls of corallites plunge vertically. Septa are thin, uniformly spaced and subequal, most reaching the columella deep within the calice. Costae of adjacent corallites do not meet, leaving a narrow ambulacral groove. There are no paliform lobes. Columellae are small and compact.

Colour: Tan with white centres.

Habitat: Shallow exposed reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species:

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favia lacuna.  Red Sea.  A large massive colony.  Emre Turak.

Favia lacuna.Red Sea.A large massive colony.Emre Turak.

Favia lacuna.  Red Sea.  Showing whole colony.

Favia lacuna.Red Sea.Showing whole colony.

Favia lacuna.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Favia lacuna.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Favia lacuna.  Red Sea.  Showing corallite detail.

Favia lacuna.Red Sea.Showing corallite detail.