WoRMS taxon details

Pavona explanulata (Lamarck, 1816)

207306  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207306)

accepted
Species
Agaricia explanulata Lamarck, 1816 (original combination, basionym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

(ofAgaricia explanulata Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   
Note unrecorded (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description This is a basically encrusting species which commonly develops massive and sub-massive irregular domes, and which often has...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Pavona explanulata (Lamarck, 1816). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207306 on 2018-06-21
Date
action
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1996-10-25 15:51:07Z
created
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-15 10:57:36Z
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original description Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

original description  (ofAgaricia explanulata Lamarck, 1816) Lamarck, J.-B. M. de. (1816). Histoire naturelle des animaux sans vertèbres. Tome second. Paris: Verdière, 568 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47698 [details]   

basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Hoeksema, B.W. & van der Land, J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 59-101., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofAgaricia explanulata Lamarck, 1816) Veron, J.E.N., Pichon, M. (1980). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part III. Family Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectinidae, Caryophyllidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series. 4: 1-459. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description 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]

Type locality unrecorded (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English leaf coral  [details]
Japanese ヒラシコロサンゴ  [details]