Characters: Colonies are hemispherical or flat. Corallites are angular and deep. Septa are prominent, with large conspicuous teeth. Paliform lobes are weakly developed.
Colour: A wide range, usually with contrasting walls and oral discs.
Habitat: A wide range of reef environments and rocky foreshores.
Abundance: Sometimes common, especially in subtropical locations.
Similar species: Acanthastrea echinata , Favites paraflexuosa , Favites vasta
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wijsman-Best (1972), Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).
Astraea (Fissicella) flexuosa Dana, 1846
Astraea flexuosa Dana, 1846
Favites ellisiana Verrill, 1901
Prionastraea flexuosa (Dana, 1846)
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Favites (Genus) > Favites flexuosa (Species)