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Favites abdita - Larger star coral ID based on the 5th photo in this link:<br />
<a href="http://www.coralsoftheworld.org/species_factsheets/species_factsheet_summary/favites-abdita/" rel="nofollow">http://www.coralsoftheworld.org/species_factsheets/species_factsheet_summary/favites-abdita/</a> Fall,Favites abdita,Geotagged,Malaysia Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. What an insanely gorgeous species! Posted one month ago
    1. Yes! and I am happy now there is a web site where I can contrast many of my past coral pictures to give a more accurate ID. Corals will always be tentative, same as sponges but if I can ID correctly a fraction of them that already makes me happier! :-) Posted one month ago

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''Favites abdita'', also known as the larger star coral, is a species of stony coral in the family Merulinidae. It is native to the Indo-Pacific region and its range extends from East Africa and the Red Sea through the Indian Ocean to the Western Pacific Ocean. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has rated its conservation status as being "near-threatened".

Similar species: Stony Corals
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jan 26, 2020. Captured Sep 29, 2015 02:56 in Malaysia.
  • XZ-1
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO200
  • 6mm