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Favia helianthoides   Wells, 1954

knob coral

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Favia helianthoides   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Faviidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848).  Tropical; 36°N - 26°S, 32°E - 180°E (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in shallow reef environments (Ref. 848). On subtidal rocks, rocky reefs, back and foreslopes, outer reef channel and lagoons (Ref. 98471). Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. 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

Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. 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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Veron, J.E.N. and G. Hodgson. 1989. (Ref. 8817)

Short description Morphology

Colony: submassive. Corallites: conical, mostly in uniform shape. Extra- and intratentacular budding both present. Well developed paliform lobes. Septa: neatly arranged, thickened over the wall. Costae: neat, and those of adjacent corallites adjoin. Color: brown, tan, or blue-gray with cream oral discs (Ref. 848).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25 - 29.1, mean 28.2 (based on 1102 cells; Ref. 115970).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown