Overview

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Biology

zooxanthellate
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Colonies are usually massive, either flat or dome-shaped. Corallites are monocentric and plocoid: each corallite projects slightly above the colony surface and has its own wall. Daughter corallites are formed by intratentacular division. Polyps are extended only at night and have a simple circle of tapering tentacles, often with a pigmented tip (Veron, 1986).
  • Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 6174 specimens in 68 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4978 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 140
  Temperature range (°C): 22.214 - 28.892
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.009 - 4.021
  Salinity (PPS): 33.085 - 40.331
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.330 - 4.969
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.034 - 0.566
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.523 - 6.986

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 140

Temperature range (°C): 22.214 - 28.892

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.009 - 4.021

Salinity (PPS): 33.085 - 40.331

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.330 - 4.969

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.034 - 0.566

Silicate (umol/l): 0.523 - 6.986
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 89
Specimens with Sequences: 83
Specimens with Barcodes: 80
Species: 14
Species With Barcodes: 13
Public Records: 80
Public Species: 13
Public BINs: 1
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Barcode data

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Genomic DNA is available from 2 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at Queensland Museum
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Wikipedia

Favia

Favia is a genus of reef-building stony corals in the family Faviidae. Members of the genus are massive or thickly encrusting colonial corals, either dome-shaped or flat, and a few are foliaceous. There is a great diversity of form even among individuals of the same species. The corallites project slightly above the surface of the coral and each has its own wall. In most species, the corallites are plocoid and in some, monocentric. The septa and costae linked to the corallite wall are well developed and covered by fine teeth. The polyps only extend and feed during the night. Each one has a small number of tapering tentacles which often have a darker coloured tip; these are called stinger tentacles, or sweeper tentacles. They use these to sweep the water to see if any other coral is in its area; if so, then they begin to sting the other coral. This is commonly known as coral war. Each coral is trying to make sure it has enough room around it so they can continue to grow and have more surface area for their offspring. The columella is parietal and spongy, and there are vesicles on both the endotheca and exotheca. Members of this genus are widespread in both the Atlantic Ocean and the Indo-Pacific.[1][2][3]

Species[edit]

Favia sp., Pulau Redang, West Malaysia

The following species are included in the genus according to the World Register of Marine Species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Martinez, Olga (2006). "Favia Oken, 1815". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ Favia The Coral Hub. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  3. ^ Genus Favia Marine Species Identification Portal. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
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