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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona clavus (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207318

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 clavus Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLophoseris clavus (Dana, 1846) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona duerdeni Vaughan, 1907 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona liliacea (Klunzinger, 1879) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiderastrea clavus (Dana, 1846) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiderastrea sphaeroidalis Ortmann, 1889 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTichoseris clavus (Dana, 1846) (previous combination)
Sources  original description Dana, J.D. 1846-1849. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. Zoophytes 7: 1-740, 61 pls. Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61). [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]
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 [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [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 Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-Pacific [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 nucleotides; 28 proteins) 
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 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 Type locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207318
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 clavus (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207318 on 2014-07-25
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