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Family: Faviidae (See list of species below)

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132 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Astreosmilia connata
[large polyp coral]
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Australogyra zelli
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Barabattoia laddi
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Barabattoia mirabilis
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Caulastrea curvata
[trumpet coral]
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Caulastrea echinulata
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Caulastrea furcata
[torch coral]
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Caulastrea tumida
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Colpophyllia amaranthus
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Colpophyllia natans
[boulder brain coral]
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Cyphastrea agassizi
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Cyphastrea chalcidicum
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Cyphastrea decadia
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Cyphastrea hexasepta
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Cyphastrea japonica
[lesser knob coral]


Cyphastrea microphthalma
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Cyphastrea ocellina
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Cyphastrea serailia
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Diploastrea heliopora
[double star coral]
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Diploria clivosa
[knobby brain coral]
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Diploria labyrinthiformis
[grooved brain coral]
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Diploria strigosa
[symmetrical brain coral]
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Echinopora ashmorensis
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Echinopora forskaliana
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Echinopora fruticulosa
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Echinopora gemmacea
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Echinopora grandicula
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Echinopora hirsutissima
[prickly-pored coral]


Echinopora horrida
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Echinopora irregularis
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Echinopora lamellosa
[blue chalice]
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Echinopora mammiformis
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Echinopora pacificus
[hedgehog coral]
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Echinopora robusta
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Echinopora taylorae
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Echinopora tiranensis
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Erythrastrea flabellata
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Favia albidus
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Favia bestae
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Favia danae
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Favia favus
[head coral]
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Favia fragum
[golfball coral]
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Favia gravida
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Favia helianthoides
[knob coral]
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Favia lacuna
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Favia laxa
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Favia leptophylla
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Favia lizardensis
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Favia maritima
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Favia marshae
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Favia matthaii
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Favia maxima
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Favia rosaria
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Favia rotumana
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Favia rotundata
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Favia speciosa
[larger knob coral]


Favia stelligera
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Favia truncatus
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Favia veroni
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Favia vietnamensis
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Favia wisseli
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Favites abdita
[large star coral]
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Favites acuticollis
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Favites chinensis
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Favites complanata
[larger star coral]


Favites flexuosa
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Favites halicora
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Favites magnistellata
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Favites micropentagona
[golden war coral]
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Favites monticularis
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Favites paraflexuosa
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Favites pentagona
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Favites peresi
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Favites rufa
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Favites russelli
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Favites spinosa
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Favites stylifera
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Favites vasta
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Goniastrea aspera
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Goniastrea australensis
[lesser star coral]
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Goniastrea columella
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Goniastrea deformis
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Goniastrea edwardsi
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Goniastrea favulus
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Goniastrea minuta
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Goniastrea palauensis
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Goniastrea pectinata
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Goniastrea ramosa
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Goniastrea retiformis
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Goniastrea thecata
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Leptastrea aequalis
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Leptastrea bewickensis
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Leptastrea bottae
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Leptastrea inaequalis
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Leptastrea pruinosa
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Leptastrea purpurea
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Leptastrea transversa
[crust coral]
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Leptoria irregularis
[least valley coral]


Leptoria phrygia
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Manicina areolata
[rose coral]
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Montastraea annularis
[Carribean star coral]
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Montastraea annuligera
[false knob coral]


Montastraea cavernosa
[great star coral]
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Montastraea curta
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Montastraea faveolata
[mountainous star coral]
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Montastraea franksi
[boulder star coral]
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Montastraea multipunctata
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Montastraea valenciennesi
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Montastrea colemani
[montastrea coral]
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Montastrea salebrosa
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Montastrea serageldini
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Moseleya latistellata
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Oulastrea crispata
[zebra coral]
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Oulophyllia bennettae
[intermediate valley coral]
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Oulophyllia crispa
[large polyp stone coral]
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Oulophyllia levis
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Parasimplastrea sheppardi
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Platygyra acuta
[lesser valley coral]
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Platygyra carnosus
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Platygyra contorta
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Platygyra crosslandi
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Platygyra daedalea
[brain coral]


Platygyra lamellina
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Platygyra pini
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Platygyra ryukyuensis
[maze brain coral]
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Platygyra sinensis
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Platygyra verweyi
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Platygyra yaeyamaensis
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Plesiastrea devantieri
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Plesiastrea versipora
[small knob coral]
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Solenastrea bournoni
[smooth star coral]
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Solenastrea hyades
[knobby star coral]
132 Species of Family Faviidae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Astreosmilia connata large polyp coral Western Indian Ocean
Australogyra zelli Indo-West Pacific.
Barabattoia laddi Indo-West Pacific.
Barabattoia mirabilis Western Central Pacific
Caulastrea curvata trumpet coral Indo-West Pacific
Caulastrea echinulata Indo-West Pacific
Caulastrea furcata torch coral Indo-Pacific
Caulastrea tumida Indo-West Pacific
Colpophyllia amaranthus Western Central Atlantic
Colpophyllia natans boulder brain coral Western Atlantic
Cyphastrea agassizi Western Central Pacific
Cyphastrea chalcidicum Indo-Pacific.
Cyphastrea decadia Western Pacific.
Cyphastrea hexasepta Western Indian Ocean
Cyphastrea japonica lesser knob coral Western Pacific
Cyphastrea microphthalma Indo-Pacific.
Cyphastrea ocellina Indo-Pacific.
Cyphastrea serailia Indo-Pacific.
Diploastrea heliopora double star coral Indo-West Pacific
Diploria clivosa knobby brain coral Western Atlantic
Diploria labyrinthiformis grooved brain coral Western Atlantic.
Diploria strigosa symmetrical brain coral Western Atlantic.
Echinopora ashmorensis Western Central Pacific
Echinopora forskaliana Western Indian Ocean.
Echinopora fruticulosa Eastern Indian Ocean.
Echinopora gemmacea Indo-Pacific.
Echinopora grandicula Western Indian Ocean.
Echinopora hirsutissima prickly-pored coral Indo-West Pacific.
Echinopora horrida Western Central Pacific.
Echinopora irregularis Western Indian Ocean
Echinopora lamellosa blue chalice Indo-Pacific.
Echinopora mammiformis Western Central Pacific
Echinopora pacificus hedgehog coral Western Central Pacific
Echinopora robusta Eastern Indian Ocean
Echinopora taylorae Western Central Pacific
Echinopora tiranensis Western Indian Ocean
Erythrastrea flabellata Red Sea, Indian Ocean.
Favia albidus Western Indian Ocean
Favia bestae Indo-West Pacific
Favia danae Indo-Pacific.
Favia favus head coral Indo-Pacific. Tropical t
Favia fragum golfball coral Atlantic Ocean. 5 COLD
Favia gravida Western Atlantic
Favia helianthoides knob coral Indo-West Pacific.
Favia lacuna Western Indian Ocean
Favia laxa Indo-West Pacific
Favia leptophylla Southwest Atlantic
Favia lizardensis Indo-West Pacific.
Favia maritima Indo-West Pacific.
Favia marshae Indo-West Pacific.
Favia matthaii Indo-Pacific
Favia maxima Indo-West Pacific.
Favia rosaria Indo-West Pacific.
Favia rotumana Indo-West Pacific.
Favia rotundata Indo-West Pacific.
Favia speciosa larger knob coral Indo-Pacific. Tropical t
Favia stelligera Indo-Pacific
Favia truncatus Indo-West Pacific.
Favia veroni Indo-West Pacific.
Favia vietnamensis Indo-West Pacific.
Favia wisseli Western Indian Ocean
Favites abdita large star coral Indo-Pacific.
Favites acuticollis Indo-West Pacific
Favites chinensis Indo-West Pacific.
Favites complanata larger star coral Indo-Pacific.
Favites flexuosa Indo-Pacific.
Favites halicora Indo-West Pacific.
Favites magnistellata Indo-West Pacific
Favites micropentagona golden war coral Indo-West Pacific.
Favites monticularis Eastern Indian Ocean
Favites paraflexuosa Indo-West Pacific.
Favites pentagona Indo-West Pacific.
Favites peresi Western Indian Ocean
Favites rufa Western Central Pacific
Favites russelli Indo-Pacific.
Favites spinosa Indian Ocean.
Favites stylifera Indo-West Pacific.
Favites vasta Indo-West Pacific.
Goniastrea aspera Indo-Pacific.
Goniastrea australensis lesser star coral Indo-Pacific and Southwes
Goniastrea columella Western Indian Ocean
Goniastrea deformis Indo-West Pacific
Goniastrea edwardsi Indo-West Pacific.
Goniastrea favulus Indo-Pacific.
Goniastrea minuta Indo-West Pacific.
Goniastrea palauensis Indo-West Pacific.
Goniastrea pectinata Indo-Pacific.
Goniastrea ramosa Western Central Atlantic
Goniastrea retiformis Indo-West Pacific.
Goniastrea thecata Red Sea.
Leptastrea aequalis Western Central Pacific
Leptastrea bewickensis Indo-West Pacific
Leptastrea bottae Indo-Pacific
Leptastrea inaequalis Indo-Pacific
Leptastrea pruinosa Indo-Pacific
Leptastrea purpurea Indo-Pacific
Leptastrea transversa crust coral Indo-West Pacific.
Leptoria irregularis least valley coral Indo-West Pacific.
Leptoria phrygia Indo-Pacific.
Manicina areolata rose coral Western Atlantic
Montastraea annularis Carribean star coral Western Atlantic
Montastraea annuligera false knob coral Indo-Pacific
Montastraea cavernosa great star coral Atlantic Ocean
Montastraea curta Indo-Pacific
Montastraea faveolata mountainous star coral Western Atlantic.
Montastraea franksi boulder star coral Western Atlantic.
Montastraea multipunctata Western Pacific
Montastraea valenciennesi Indo-West Pacific
Montastrea colemani montastrea coral Indo-West Pacific
Montastrea salebrosa Western Central Pacific
Montastrea serageldini Indian Ocean
Moseleya latistellata Eastern Indian Ocean
Oulastrea crispata zebra coral Indo-West Pacific
Oulophyllia bennettae intermediate valley coral Indo-West Pacific.
Oulophyllia crispa large polyp stone coral Indo-West Pacific.
Oulophyllia levis Indo-West Pacific.
Parasimplastrea sheppardi Western Indian Ocean.
Platygyra acuta lesser valley coral Indo-West Pacific.
Platygyra carnosus Indo-West Pacific
Platygyra contorta Indo-West Pacific
Platygyra crosslandi Western Indian Ocean
Platygyra daedalea brain coral Indo-Pacific. 100 COLD
Platygyra lamellina Indo-West Pacific.
Platygyra pini Indo-Pacific.
Platygyra ryukyuensis maze brain coral Indo-West Pacific
Platygyra sinensis Indo-West Pacific.
Platygyra verweyi Indo-West Pacific
Platygyra yaeyamaensis Indo-West Pacific
Plesiastrea devantieri Western Indian Ocean
Plesiastrea versipora small knob coral Indo-Pacific
Solenastrea bournoni smooth star coral Western Atlantic.
Solenastrea hyades knobby star coral Western Atlantic



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