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Favid hard corals
Family Faviidae
updated Nov 15

Where seen? Due to a revision of coral groupings, all previous members of Family Faviidae have been placed under different families, most in Family Merulinidae.

Family Faviidae recorded for Singapore
Danwei Huang, Karenne P. P. Tun, L. M Chou and Peter A. Todd. 30 Dec 2009. An inventory of zooxanthellate sclerectinian corals in Singapore including 33 new records **the species found on many shores in Danwei's paper.
Groups based on in Veron, Jen. 2000. Corals of the World.
in red are those listed as threatened on the IUCN global list.
*from WORMS


  Family Faviidae
 

Leptastrea sp. (now placed in "Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family)" which means a taxonomic group where its broader relationships are unknown or undefined.)
Leptastrea pruinosa**
Leptastrea purpurea**

Leptastrea transversa**



Links

  • Family Faviidae (select species from list) on Corals of the World online on the Australian Institute of Marine Science website: Technical fact sheet.
  • Family Faviidae on Reef Corals of the Indo-Malayan Seas, the Marine Species Identification Portal: Technical fact sheet.
  • Family Faviidae (enter Faviidae or species in search bar) on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species website: Technical fact sheet.

References

  • Danwei Huang, Karenne P. P. Tun, L. M Chou and Peter A. Todd. 30 Dec 2009. An inventory of zooxanthellate sclerectinian corals in Singapore including 33 new records (pdf). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Supplement No. 22: 69-80.
  • Veron, Jen. 2000. Corals of the World Australian Institute of Marine Science, Australia. 3 volumes.
  • Chou, L. M., 1998. A Guide to the Coral Reef Life of Singapore. Singapore Science Centre. 128 pages.
  • Erhardt, Harry and Daniel Knop. 2005. Corals: Indo-Pacific Field Guide IKAN-Unterwasserachiv, Frankfurt. 305 pp.
  • Borneman, Eric H. 2001. Aquarium Corals: Selection, Husbandry and Natural History T.F. H Publications. 464 pp
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