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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona minuta Wells, 1954 
AphiaID: 207317

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
Sources  original description Wells, J.W. 1954. Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers 260-1: 385-486, pls. 94-187.  [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 editorChagos [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [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]
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 (15 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 species forms massive colonies, sometimes large, but has tiny calices of 1 mm diameter or less. The sides of colonies show a typical Pavona pattern. On the tops of the columns, (which is the part most likely to be collected), corallites are lightly calcified such that they have thin walls and are partly detached from neighbours (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are massive, divided into parallel or irregular ridges or hillocks. Corallites are small, giving colonies a smooth appearance; they have strongly alternating septo-costae. Colour: uniform grey. Abundance: uncommon but colonies may be very large, over 10 m in diameter (Veron, 1986). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPublication date Year of publication 1954 in Sheppard (1998).
Type locality: Marshall Islands (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207317
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 16:33:43Z  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 minuta Wells, 1954. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207317 on 2014-10-22
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