WoRMS banner
Add search provider Add provider
Twitter: Latest updates @WRMarineSpecies

WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona decussata (Dana, 1846) 
AphiaID: 207320

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona decussata (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona Lamarck, 1801
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona crassa Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona lata Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavona seriata Brüggemann, 1879 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPavonia decussata Dana, 1846 (original combination, basionym)
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]

[show all]
Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorleaf coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Fiji [details]
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
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]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [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 editorEast Africa [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 (19 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (39 nucleotides; 6 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 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 Coralla form submassive structures, almost always seen with stout leafy or branch like appendages, or are masses of thick, angular leaves and anastomosing projections. Leaves are 3 to 10 mm thick, which is much thicker than in Pavona cactus, and calices are also larger, being about 2 to 3 mm diameter. The distribution of this species is similar to that of Pavona cactus, preferring gently sloping substrates and able to tolerate moderate sedimentation. It is common, but does not develop giant colonies in the manner of P. cactus (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are thick, interconnecting, bifacial upright laminae, or are submassive, with or without lobed horizontal margins and upright laminae. Corallites are irregular, deep-seated, sometimes aligned parallel to margins or to radiating ridges. Colour: brown, creamy yellow or greenish. Abundance: common over a wide range of shallow-water environments (Veron, 1986).

Colony of paddle-like upright fronds, about 5 mm thick and 3 cm long, comprised of irregularly-spaced corallites. Colour: orange or brown. Habitat: diverse, especially in areas of high sediment load. (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:207320
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1996-10-25 15:51:07Z  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
  
[Taxonomic tree] [Occurrence map] [Google] [Google scholar] [Google images]
  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Pavona decussata (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207320 on 2014-12-25
  Creative Commons License The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License