Favia fragum (Esper, 1795).

CC species number = 88

Photograph: The top photo is an SEM image of an individual corallite with a scale bar of 1 mm.  The bottom photo is an entire colony image with a scale bar of approximately 5 mm.

Morphologic Description:

Colony Form:plocoid
Colony Shape: massive
Colony Size: small
Attachment of Skeleton: attached
Budding Type: intramural
Corallite Diameter: 2.5-3.5 mm (minimum)
Calical Relief: moderate
Centers Per Corallite: 1-2
Coenosteum Width: 1-2 mm
Sepat Per Corallite: 36-40
Relative Costae Thickness: equal
Continuity of Costae: continuous
Lobes: paliform
Columella Structure: trabecular and continuous
Columella Development: moderate
Wall Structure: septothecal

Holotype: Lost.


Early Late Pliocene: Pinecrest Sandstone, Florida.
Late Pliocene: Moin Formation, Costa Rica.
Late Pleistocene: Key Largo Formation, Florida; Falmouth Formation, Jamaica; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; San Andrès.
Recent: Caribbean.

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Last updated on April 28, 1998 - vab