WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona clavus (Dana, 1846)

207318  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207318)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiderastrea clavus (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLophoseris clavus (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgaricia clavus Dana, 1846) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

(ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorTichoseris clavus (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The species has distinctive colonies which are...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The species has distinctive colonies which are basically massive, but with numerous club shaped or cylindrical, stout columns. These columns divide, and are usually oval in cross-section, and then remain separate from adjacent columns. The typical, star shaped Pavona corallites are clearly visible in live corals, and like most Pavona, the corallite walls are thick, so the calices are well separated. The smooth edged septa cross the broad walls. This is common in the central Indian Ocean, and has been listed for the northern Red Sea, but if present, it is extremely rare there. The colonies commonly reach a metre high and a metre across. The living colour is usually brown or green (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are columnar or laminar, or both. Columns divide but do not anastomose. Corallites are thick-walled. Columellae are short or absent. Colour: uniform pale grey, cream or brown. Abundance: common on some shallow upper reef slopes exposed to currents, and may be dominant coral forming extensive monospecific stands (Veron, 1986).
Grows in plates or stout columns, or a combination of both. Colour: varies from pale grey or green to yellowish-brown. Habitat: shallow reefs with strong currents (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. (2014). Pavona clavus (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207318 on 2017-12-12

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1996-10-25 16:33:43Z
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Garcia, Maria
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original description Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiderastrea clavus (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLophoseris clavus (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona liliacea (Klunzinger, 1879)) Klunzinger, C.B. 1879. Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen: 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgaricia clavus Dana, 1846) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiderastrea sphaeroidalis Ortmann, 1889) Ortmann, A. 1889. Beobachtungen an Steinkorallen von der Südküste Ceylons. Zoologische Jahrbüchern, Abteilung für Systematik, Biologie und Biogeographie der Tiere 4: 493-590, pls. 11-17. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiderastrea liliacea Klunzinger, 1879) Klunzinger, C.B. 1879. Die Korallenthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen: 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

original description  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorTichoseris clavus (Dana, 1846)) Dana, J. D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia. 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [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 JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.  [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona liliacea (Klunzinger, 1879)) Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. Bikini and nearby atolls, Part 2, Oceanography (Biology). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Papers. 260-1, pls. 94-185. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona liliacea (Klunzinger, 1879)) MacNae, W. & M. Kalk (eds). (1958). A natural history of Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Witwatersrand Univ. Press, Johannesburg. I-iv, 163 pp. [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona liliacea (Klunzinger, 1879)) 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]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLophoseris clavus (Dana, 1846)) Milne Edwards H (1860) Histoire naturelle des coralliaires ou polypes proprement dits 3: 1-560. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris. (look up in IMIS[details]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiderastrea clavus (Dana, 1846)) Verrill, A.E. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 1: 29-60., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/30465#page/37/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiderastrea clavus (Dana, 1846)) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAgaricia clavus Dana, 1846) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLophoseris clavus (Dana, 1846)) 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]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiderastrea liliacea Klunzinger, 1879) Wells, J.W., 1954. Recent corals of the Marshall Islands, Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, Oceanography (Biologic). Geol. Survey, Professional paper : 260-1. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona clavus liliacea (Klunzinger, 1879)) Wells, J.W., 1954. Recent corals of the Marshall Islands, Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, Oceanography (Biologic). Geol. Survey, Professional paper : 260-1. [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona clavus liliacea (Klunzinger, 1879)) Yabe, H., Sugiyama, T. & Eguchi, M. 1936. Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate I. The Science reports of the Tôhoku Imperial University, Sendai. 2nd Series (Geologie) Special Volume 1: 1-66, pls. 1-59. [details]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona clavus liliacea (Klunzinger, 1879)) Eguchi, M. (1935). On the corals and coral reefs of the Palau Islands. Contributions from the Institute of Geology and Paleontology, Tohoku Imperial University, Sendai. 16: 1-49, pls. 1-13 (in Japanese). [details]   

new combination reference  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorTichoseris clavus (Dana, 1846)) Rehberg, H. 1892. Neue and wenig bekannte Korallen. Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften Hamburg 12: 1-50. [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorTichoseris clavus (Dana, 1846)) 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]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiderastrea sphaeroidalis Ortmann, 1889) 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]   
 
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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 The species has distinctive colonies which are basically massive, but with numerous club shaped or cylindrical, stout columns. These columns divide, and are usually oval in cross-section, and then remain separate from adjacent columns. The typical, star shaped Pavona corallites are clearly visible in live corals, and like most Pavona, the corallite walls are thick, so the calices are well separated. The smooth edged septa cross the broad walls. This is common in the central Indian Ocean, and has been listed for the northern Red Sea, but if present, it is extremely rare there. The colonies commonly reach a metre high and a metre across. The living colour is usually brown or green (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are columnar or laminar, or both. Columns divide but do not anastomose. Corallites are thick-walled. Columellae are short or absent. Colour: uniform pale grey, cream or brown. Abundance: common on some shallow upper reef slopes exposed to currents, and may be dominant coral forming extensive monospecific stands (Veron, 1986).
Grows in plates or stout columns, or a combination of both. Colour: varies from pale grey or green to yellowish-brown. Habitat: shallow reefs with strong currents (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
 

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English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorleaf coral  [details]
Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorコモンシコロサンゴ  [details]