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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona explanulata (Lamarck, 1816) 
AphiaID: 207306

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgariciidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona Lamarck, 1801
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgaricia explanulata Lamarck, 1816 (original combination, basionym)
Sources  original description Lamarck, J.B.d.1816. Histoire naturelle des Animaux sans Vertèbres, présentant les caractères généraux et particuliers de ces animaux, leur distribution, leurs classes, leurs familles, leurs genres, et la citation des principales espèces qui s'y rapportent; précédée d'une Introduction offrant la Détermination des caractères essentiels de l'Animal, sa distinction du Végétal et des autres corps naturels, enfin, l'exposition des principes fondamentaux de la Zoologie: Paris, Déterville & Verdière., available online at http://www.archive.org/stream/histoirenaturel02lama#page/n7/mode/2up [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorleaf coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra (doubtful[details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar (doubtful[details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia capillata Cheng, Ho & Dai, 2011 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia parva Cheng, Ho & Dai, 2011 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia pavonae Cheng, Ho & Dai, 2011 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXarifia taiwanensis Cheng, Ho & Dai, 2011 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (14 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This is a basically encrusting species which commonly develops massive and sub-massive irregular domes, and which often has a foliaceous fringe. Corallites are very variable in size. On smooth, leafy coralla, such as those from deep water, corallite diameter is about 3 mm and they are separated by up to 1 cm from each other. On massive forms from shallow or turbulent water, calices may be 4 mm diameter, and are closer together and more clearly defined. The septa are alternating in size, and both cycles flow over calice walls into adjacent calices. There is a columella made of small pegs. Widespread but not very common, this species is found mostly on steep reef slopes, usually in clear water rather than turbid areas (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are encrusting or thin unifacial laminae, sometimes submassive or columnar. Corallites are usually widely spaced, circular, with pillar-like columellae and smooth alternating septo-costae. Colour: grey, brown, pink, purple, green or yellow, sometimes mottled. Abundance: (occurs in a wide range of shallow habitats but is seldom common, in Veron (1986)). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207306
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 15:51:07Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z  changed  Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-15 10:57:36Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Pavona explanulata (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207306 on 2014-10-21
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