Favia fragum Stony Coral, star coral,golfball coral
Favia fragumis commonly referred to as Stony Coral, star coral,golfball coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Favia fragum are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Favia fragum, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Favia fragum, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Favia fragum (Esper, 1795)
Characters: Colonies are small (usually less than 50 mm across) and hemispherical to encrusting. Corallites have very variable shapes ranging from immersed to conical (plocoid) to tubular (subphaceloid) and may be circular with one mouth, to elongate with many mouths. Encrusting colonies in intertidal habitats may be submeandroid. Spherical colonies with unrestricted growing space commonly develop tubular corallites. Corallites or valleys are seldom more than 5 millimetres across. Whatever the corallite shape, the walls are neatly rounded. Septo-costae are exsert and evenly spaced.
Colour: Usually tan to light orange-brown with pale green tentacles. Walls and calices may have contrasting colours.
Habitat: Intertidal rock pools and shallow reef environments.