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Golfball coral
Favia fragum

Colonies massive; usually forming hemispherical domes, but occasionally forming small encrustations on the substrate.

Color: The favia fragum coral is usually yellow or brown or various shades in between. Generally, these favia fragum corals do not stand out unless they are nestled against something of a brighter color like sea grass or algae. It is not uncommon for the favia fragum coral to be confused with Dichocoenia coral, which is also small. However, the deciding difference between favia fragum and dichocoenia is that the latter has corallites that do not protrude as much as the others.
Corallites with 1 to 3 polyps, oval with protruding rims of less than 2 mm high. Coenosteum smaller than the valley or corallite width. Coralliteswith nearly 4 complete cycles, with 12-24 septa per cm. Thickness of thesepta in different cycles unequal. Costae of neighboring corallites distinct, and the thickness of the costae are unequal in the different cycles.Columella thick, about half the corallite width, trabecular and continuous.

Inhabit shallow reefs and rocky substrates, down to 30 meters.


The favia fragum coral is a stony coral from the class scleractinia anthozoa. It is called golf ball coral by its common name. It is usually found at depths up to 30 meters in subtropical climates in the Atlantic Ocean.

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