WoRMS taxon details

Pavona maldivensis (Gardiner, 1905)

207309  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207309)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Gardiner, J.S. 1905. Madreporaria III. Fungida IV. Turbinolidae. In: Fauna and geography of the Maldives and Laccadives Archipelagoes, Cambridge 2: 933-957, pls. 89-93. [details]   

(ofSiderastrea maldivensis Gardiner, 1905) Gardiner, J.S. 1905. Madreporaria III. Fungida IV. Turbinolidae. In: Fauna and geography of the Maldives and Laccadives Archipelagoes, Cambridge 2: 933-957, pls. 89-93. [details]   
Type locality contained in Maldives Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in Maldives Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note Maldive Islands (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Maldive Islands (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Colonies of Pavona maldivensis are usually part encrusting, part massive and often have a foliaceous perimeter. They may be...  
Description Colonies of Pavona maldivensis are usually part encrusting, part massive and often have a foliaceous perimeter. They may be large (colonies over 1.5 m diameter have been seen in the Straits of Tiran, northern Red Sea), but are more usually less than 30 cm across. They are distinguished by having markedly plocoid corallites which reach 2 to 3 mm diameter and 1 to 2 mm tall above the corallum surface. This is mostly a clear water, fore-reef slope species. It is fairly abundant between 5 and 25 m deep, and is always seen on outer reef slopes in particular (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are columnar, or thin horizontal plates, or mixtures of these. Corallites are circular, plocoid, usually of irregular sizes. Those near plate margins may be aligned in parallel rows. Colour: pale or dark grey-brown or green, sometimes bright orange. Abundance: may be common on upper reef slopes and outer reef flats. The columnar form is usually found where wave action is strong (Veron, 1986). [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2018). World List of Scleractinia. Pavona maldivensis (Gardiner, 1905). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207309 on 2018-11-22
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1996-10-25 16:33:43Z
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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original description Gardiner, J.S. 1905. Madreporaria III. Fungida IV. Turbinolidae. In: Fauna and geography of the Maldives and Laccadives Archipelagoes, Cambridge 2: 933-957, pls. 89-93. [details]   

original description  (ofPavona pollicata Wells, 1954) Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. Bikini and nearby atolls, Part 2, Oceanography (Biology). <em>U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers.</em> 260-1, pls. 94-185. [details]   

original description  (ofPavona (Pseudocolumnastrea) pollicata Wells, 1954) Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. Bikini and nearby atolls, Part 2, Oceanography (Biology). <em>U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers.</em> 260-1, pls. 94-185. [details]   

original description  (ofSiderastrea maldivensis Gardiner, 1905) Gardiner, J.S. 1905. Madreporaria III. Fungida IV. Turbinolidae. In: Fauna and geography of the Maldives and Laccadives Archipelagoes, Cambridge 2: 933-957, pls. 89-93. [details]   

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

additional source Sheppard, C.R.C. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. Atoll Research Bulletin Nr 307 [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. <em>China Science Press.</em> 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. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph Series.</em> 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. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Waheed, Z.; Benzoni, F.; Sancia E. T. van der Meij; Terraneo, T. I.; Hoeksema, B. W. (2015). Scleractinian corals (Fungiidae, Agariciidae and Euphylliidae) of Pulau Layang-Layang, Spratly Islands, with a note on Pavona maldivensis (Gardiner, 1905). <em>ZooKeys.</em> 517: 1-37., available online at https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.517.9308 [details]   

additional source Reyes-Bonilla, H. (2002). Checklist of valid names and synonyms of stony corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) from the eastern Pacific. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 36(1): 1-13., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/713833841 [details]   
 
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From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description Colonies of Pavona maldivensis are usually part encrusting, part massive and often have a foliaceous perimeter. They may be large (colonies over 1.5 m diameter have been seen in the Straits of Tiran, northern Red Sea), but are more usually less than 30 cm across. They are distinguished by having markedly plocoid corallites which reach 2 to 3 mm diameter and 1 to 2 mm tall above the corallum surface. This is mostly a clear water, fore-reef slope species. It is fairly abundant between 5 and 25 m deep, and is always seen on outer reef slopes in particular (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are columnar, or thin horizontal plates, or mixtures of these. Corallites are circular, plocoid, usually of irregular sizes. Those near plate margins may be aligned in parallel rows. Colour: pale or dark grey-brown or green, sometimes bright orange. Abundance: may be common on upper reef slopes and outer reef flats. The columnar form is usually found where wave action is strong (Veron, 1986). [details]

Type locality Maldive Islands (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English leaf coral  [details]
Japanese モルジブシコロサンゴ  [details]