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Favia fragum   (Esper, 1797)

golfball coral

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Faviidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 30 m (Ref. 848).  Subtropical; 33°N - 25°S, 92°W - 12°E (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 5.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. )

Short description Morphology

Colony: small, usually less than 50 mm across, hemispherical to encrusting. Corallites: shape range from immersed to conical to tubular, may be circular with one mouth, to elongate with multiple mouths; intertidal encrusting colonies may be submeandroid; spherical colonies with unrestricted growing space often with tubular corallites; valleys seldom more than 5 mm across; walls neatly rounded, whatever the corallite shape. Septo-costae exsert and evenly spaced. Color: often tan to light orange-brown with pale green tentacles (Ref. 848).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common in shallow less than 15 m; reef habitats and sometimes seagrass beds (Ref. 415). Also in intertidal rock pools and shallow reef environments (Ref. 848). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Collin, R., M.C. Díaz, J. Norenburg, R.M. Rocha, J.A. Sánchez, M. Schulze, A. Schwartz and A. Valdés. 2005. (Ref. 415)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Hexacorallians of the World | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

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Price category (Ref. 80766)
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