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Favia sp. - four months in the display
Picture taken January 2008, Nikon D70 Digital SLR, Nikkor 18-70mm DX lens

Family: Faviidae.

Favia (fay'-vee-ah) are some of the most common corals in the world. They are typically massive, domed or rounded shaped. Feeding tentacles emerge at night. The flesh typically remains expanded during the day.

Favites spp. corals look very much like Favia spp. corals except that they have shared walls between the corallites whereas the Favia spp. such as the one above have individual walls for each corallite.


Favia sp. - 10 months later.
Picture taken October 2008, Nikon D70 Digital SLR, Nikkor 18-70mm DX lens

Family: Faviidae.

This image shows the coral about 10 months later. It has shown some new growth.