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Pavona varians Verrill, 1864

207303  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207303)

accepted
Species
Lophoseris percarinata (Ridley, 1883) · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Lophoseris repens Brüggemann, 1877 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pavona (Pavona) varians Verrill, 1864 · unaccepted > superseded combination
Pavona percarinata Ridley, 1883 · unaccepted (synonym)
Pavona repens (Brüggemann, 1877) · unaccepted (synonym)
Pavonia intermedia Gardiner, 1898 · unaccepted (synonym)
Pavonia percarinata Ridley, 1883 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pavonia repens (Brüggemann, 1877) · unaccepted (Synonymy)
Pavonia varians Verrill, 1864 · unaccepted (misspelling genus name)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Pavonia varians Verrill, 1864) Verrill AE. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563 [details]   
Description An encrusting species, or sometimes thick encrusting colonies with leafy edges, this forms small colonies rarely larger...  
Description An encrusting species, or sometimes thick encrusting colonies with leafy edges, this forms small colonies rarely larger than 25 cm across. Calices are cerioid, though the surface of the colonies are ridged with collines, giving a low, convoluted appearance. Calices are small, being 0.8 to 1.3 mm diameter. The coral is always a greenish brown colour. It is a very common coral, though its small colony size and encrusting form conceals its abundance. However, it is likely to be recorded in every survey undertaken. It is found between the surface, in crevices in the reef crest, to at least 45 m deep, and is equally common on clear water reef slopes and turbid, back reef habitats. It appears to be a rapidly colonising species which, together with its small colony size, allows it to occupy rapidly parts of dead corals. Thus it is the species most likely to be found colonising the dead basal parts of large colonies of Goniopora and Porites species which dominate in back reef areas (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are submassive, laminar or encrusting or various combinations of these. Corallites are in short irregular valleys, or are aligned between ridges perpendicular to margins, or are irregularly distributed on flat surfaces. Septa are in two alternating orders. Colour: yellow, green and brown. Abundance: occurs in a very wide range of habitats and may be common in some lagoons and sheltered upper reef slopes (Veron, 1986).
Forms encrusting, plate-like colonies. Corallites aligned in short rows or patches separated by ridges, giving the surface a crumpled appearance. Colour: usually green or brown. Habitat: diverse, including lagoons (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Pavona varians Verrill, 1864. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207303 on 2022-05-27
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original description  (of Pavona percarinata Ridley, 1883) Ridley, S.O., 1883. The coral-fauna of Ceylon, with descriptions of new species. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. -511 : 250-261. [details]   

original description  (of Lophoseris repens Brüggemann, 1877) Brüggemann F (1877) Neue Korallen-Arten aus dem Rothen Meer und von Mauritius. Abhandlungen herausgegeben vom naturwissenschaftlichen Vereine zu Bremen 5: 395-400, 2 pls. [details]   

original description  (of Pavonia intermedia Gardiner, 1898) Gardiner, J.S. 1898. On the fungid corals collected by the author in the South Pacific. Proceedings Zoological Society of London 1898 (3): 525-539, pls. 43-45. [details]   

original description  (of Pavonia varians Verrill, 1864) Verrill AE. (1864). List of the polyps and corals sent by the Museum of Comparative Zoology to other institutions in exchange, with annotations. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 1: 29-60., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6587563 [details]   

original description  (of Pavonia percarinata Ridley, 1883) Ridley, S.O., 1883. The coral-fauna of Ceylon, with descriptions of new species. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. -511 : 250-261. [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Faure, G. (1977). Annotated checklist of the corals in the Mascarene Archipelago, Indian Ocean. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 203: 1-26. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Reed, S.A., 1971. Some common Coelenterates in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii. In: H.M. Lenhoff, L. Muscatine & L.V. Davis, eds, Experimental Coelenterate Biology : 37-51.
page(s): 49 [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, van der Land J. (1999). Appendix: List of extant stony corals. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 459: 13-46.
page(s): 19 [details]   

additional source Randall, R.H., 2003. An annotated checklist of hydrozoan and scleractinian corals collected from Guam and other Mariana Islands. Micronesica 35-36: 121-137.
page(s): 130 [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, 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 JEN, 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 Nemenzo, F. (1955). Systematic studies on Philippine shallow water scleractinians: I. Suborder Fungiida. <em>Natural and Applied Science Bulletin, University of the Philippines.</em> 15: 3-84.
page(s): 5, 12, 16, Plate II, fig. 3 [details]   

additional source van der Horst, C.J. (1921). The Madreporaria of the Siboga expedition: 2. Madreporaria Fungida. Siboga-Expeditie: uitkomsten op zoölogisch, botanisch, oceanographisch en geologisch gebied verzameld in Nederlandsch Oost-Indië 1899-1900 aan boord H.M. Siboga onder commando van Luitenant ter Zee 1e kl. G.F. Tydeman, XVIb. E.J. Brill: Leiden. 53-98, plates I-VI pp. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 3, 25, 46 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Scheer, G. & Pillai, C.S.G. 1974. Report on Scleractinia from the Nicobar Islands. Zoologica, Stuttgart 42 (122): 1-75, pls. 1-33.
page(s): 8, 29 [details]   

additional source Umbgrove JHF. (1940). Madreporaria from the Togian Reefs (Gulf of Tomini, North-Celebes. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 265-310.
page(s): 271, 298 [details]   

additional source Umbgrove JHF. (1939). Madreporaria from the Bay of Batavia. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 1-64.
page(s): 6, 9, 16, 18, 47 [details]   

additional source Vaughan TW. (1907). Recent Madreporaria of the Hawaiian Islands and Laysan. <em>US National Museum Bulletin.</em> 59 (9): 1-427.
page(s): 8, 15, 24, 27, 28, 29, 33, 34, 107, 135, 424, 427 Plate XXXVIII, figs. 1, 1a [details]   

additional source Yabe H, Sugiyama T, Eguchi M. (1936). Recent reef-building corals from Japan and the South Sea Islands under the Japanese mandate. I. <em>The Science reports of the Tôhoku Imperial University, Sendai, 2nd Series (Geologie).</em> Special Volume 1: 1-66, pls. 1-59.
page(s): 5, 57, Pl. LVIII [details]   

additional source Yabe H, Sugiyama T. (1935). Revised list of the reef-corals from the Japanese seas and of the fossil reef corals of the raised reefs and the Ryukyu limestone of Japan. <em>Journal of the Geological Society of Japan.</em> 42: 379-403.
page(s): 387, 397 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG, Scheer G (1976) Report on the stony corals from the Maldive Archipelago. Results of the Xarifa Expedition 1957/58. Zoologica, Stuttgart 43 (126): 1-83, pls. 1-32. [details]   

additional source Crossland C (1952) Madreporaria, Hydrocorallinae, Heliopora and Tubipora. Scientific Report Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928-29 VI(3): 85-257.
page(s): 92 [details]   

additional source Pichon, M.; Benzoni, F. (2007). Taxonomic re-appraisal of zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals in the Maldive Archipelago. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 1441: 21–33.
page(s): 29 [details]   

additional source Durham JW, Barnard JL (1952) Stony corals of the Eastern Pacific collected by the Velero III and Velero IV. Allan Hancock Pacific Expedition 16: 1-110, pls. 1-16. [details]   

additional source Kitahara MV, Stolarski J, Cairns SD, Benzoni F, Stake JL, Miller DJ. (2012). The first modern solitary Agariciidae (Anthozoa, Scleractinia) revealed by molecular and microstructural analysis. <em>Invertebrate Systematics.</em> 26 (3): 303-315., available online at https://doi.org/10.1071/is11053
page(s): 305, 307, 314 [details]   

additional source Kitahara MV, Cairns SD, Miller DJ. (2010). Monophyletic origin of Caryophyllia (Scleractinia, Caryophylliidae), with descriptions of six new species. <em>Systematics and Biodiversity.</em> 8(1): 91-118., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/14772000903571088
page(s): 115 [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]   

additional source Veron JEN, Marsh LM. (1988). Hermatypic corals of Western Australia : records and annotated species list. <em>Records Western Australian Museum Supplement.</em> 29: 1-136., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.60555
page(s): 32, 77 [details]   

additional source Durham JW. (1962). Corals from the Galapagos and Cocos Islands. <em>Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series.</em> 32 (2): 41-56.
page(s): 42, 45, 46, 50 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG. (1972). Stony corals of the seas around India. <em>Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Corals and Coral Reefs, 1969. Marine Biological Association of India Symposium.</em> 5: 191-216.
page(s): 201 [details]   

additional source van der Horst, C.J. (1922). Madreporaria: Agariciidae. Report of the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean 1905, Volume 7. <em>Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Series 2, Zoology.</em> 18 (1): 417-429, pls. 31-32.
page(s): 419, 429 [details]   

additional source Reyes J, Santodomingo N, Flórez P. (2010). Corales Escleractinios de Colombia. <em>Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras (INVEMAR), Santa Marta, Colombia.</em> pp 1-246. [details]   

additional source Boshoff, P.H. (1981). An annotated checklist of Southern Africa Scleractinia. <em>Oceanographic Research Institute Investigational Report, Durban.</em> 49: 1-45.
page(s): 20 [details]   

additional source Fenner, D. P. (2005). Corals of Hawai'i. A Field Guide to the Hard, Black, and Soft Corals of Hawai'i and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Including Midway. <em>Mutual Publishing, Ltd., Honolulu.</em> 144 pp.
page(s): 22, 63 [details]   

additional source Randall RH, Myers RF. (1983). The corals. Guide to the Coastal Resources of Guam: Vol. 2. <em>University of Guam Press, Guam, pp. 128.</em>  [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N. (2000). Corals of the World, Volume II: Families Astrocoeniidae, Pocilloporidae, Euphyllidae, Oculinidae, Meandrinidae, Siderastreidae, Agariciidae, Fungiidae, Rhizangiidae, Pectiniidae, Merulinidae, Dendrophylliidae, Caryophylliidae. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Townsville., volume 2, pp. 429.
page(s): 186-187 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Siciliano, D.; Gulko, D.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Potts, D. C.; Aeby, G. (2004). Nihoa Island coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000, and Rapture 2000 and 2002 sites [Table 1]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Molina, M.; Kenyon, J. (2004). Palmyra Atoll coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000-2002, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 2000-2001, and Sette 2004 surveys [Table 8]. UNPUBLISHED, UNPUBLISHED [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Gulko, D.; Aeby, G.; Potts, D. C. (2004). Gardner Pinnacles 2000-3 coral data compiled from Rapture 2000 and 2002, and Sette 2003 sites [Table 2]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Schmerfeld, J. (2004). Coral survey from Howland Island National Wildlife Refuge, 1998-2004 [Table 3]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Potts, D. C.; Siciliano, D.; Aeby, G.; Kenyon, J.; Gulko, D. (2004). Necker Island coral data compiled from Rapture and Townsend Cromwell 2000 and 2002, and Sette 2003 surveys [Table 4]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Gulko, D. (2004). French Frigate Shoals coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000-2, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Rapture 2000 and 2002, and 2003 Sette surveys [Table 1]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Siciliano, D.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Aeby, G.; Kenyon, J.; Gulko, D.; Potts, D. C. (2004). Maro reef coral data compiled from Townsend Cromwell 2000 and 2002, American Islander 2001, Rapture 2000 and 2002, and Sette 2003 surveys [Table 9]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Kenyon, J. (2004). Rose Atoll coral data compiled from US Fish and Wildlife Service 1994, Townsend Cromwell 2002, and Sette 2004 surveys [Table 10]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Siciliano, D.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Gulko, D.; Aeby, G.; Kenyon, J.; Kenyon, J.; Potts, D. C. (2004). Pearl & Hermes Atoll coral data compiled from Rapture & Townsend Cromwell 2000 and 2002, American Islander 2001, and Sette 2003 surveys [Table 13]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Kenyon, J.; Dana, T.; Aeby, G.; Siciliano, D.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Gulko, D.; Potts, D. C. (2004). Midway Atoll coral data compiled from Rapture 2000 and 2002, Townsend Cromwell 2002, US Fish and Wildlife Service 2000, and Sette 2003 surveys [Table 14]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; Potts, D. C.; Aeby, G.; Gulko, D.; Kenyon, J.; Siciliano, D.; VanRavenswaay, D. (2004). 2000-2002 rapid ecological assessment of coral (Anthozoa) on shallow reefs of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Part 1: Species and distribution. Pacific Science, 58(2): 211-230
page(s): 217 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E.; VanRavenswaay, D.; Aeby, G.; Gulko, D.; Kenyon, J.; Siciliano, D.; Potts, D. C. (2004). Kure Atoll coral data compiled from Rapture and Townsend Cromwell 2000 and 2002, and Sette 2003 surveys [Table 15]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 1 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E. (2004). Baker Island coral data [Table unnumbered]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 2 [details]   

additional source Daly, M.; Lipscomb, D. L.; Allard, M. W. (2002). A simple test: evaluating explanations for the relative simplicity of the Edwardsiidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Evolution, 56(3): 502-510
page(s): 503, 505, 506, fig. 1, fig. 2 [details]   

additional source DeFelice, R.; Minton, D.; Godwin, L. S. (2002). Records of Shallow-Water Marine Invertebrates from French Frigate Shoals, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, with a Note on Noningenous Species: Report to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Bishop Museum. Honolulu, Hawaii., pp. 78.
page(s): 25, 51 [details]   

additional source Maragos, J. E. (1977). Order Scleractinia, Stony Corals. Dennis M. Devaney and Lucius G. Eldredge (eds.). Bishop Museum Press. Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 84
page(s): 162, 169-170, 186, 188-189 [details]   

additional source Wells, J. W. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands: Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, oceanography (biologic). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 260(I): 385-486
page(s): 392, 397, 398, 442, Pl. 152 [details]   

additional source Pillai, C. S. G. (1983). Structure and generic diversity of recent Scleractinia of India. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 25, 1-2, 78-90
page(s): 85 [details]   

additional source Veron, J. E. N.; Pichon, M. (1979). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia, part III: Families Agariciidae, Siderastreidae, Fungiidae, Oculinidae, Merulinidae, Mussidae, Pectiniidae, Caryophylliidae, Dendrophylliidae. Australian Government Publishing Service. Canberra., volume 4, pp. 422.
page(s): 7, 26-30 [details]   

additional source Sheppard, C. R. C. (1985). Fringing reefs in the southern region, Jeddah to Jizan. Fauna of Saudi Arabia, 7, 37-58
page(s): 46 [details]   

additional source Reimer, J. D.; Takishita, K.; Maruyama, T. (2006). Molecular identification of symbiotic dinoflagellates (Symbiodinium spp.) from Palythoa spp. (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) in Japan. Coral Reefs, 25, 521-527
page(s): 524 [details]   

additional source Dullo, W.; Gektidis, M.; Golubic, S.; Heiss, G. A.; Kampmann, H.; Kiene, W.; Kroll, D. K.; Kuhrau, M. L.; Radtke, G.; Reijmer, J. G.; Reinicke, G. B.; Schlichter, D.; Schuhmacher, H.; Vogel, K. (1995). Factors controlling Holocene reef growth: an interdisciplinary approach. Facies, 32, 145-188
page(s): 164 [details]   

additional source Reinicke, G. B.; Schuhmacher, H. (1996). Significance of different traits of soft-coral assemblages (Octocorallia, Alcyoniina) in benthic reef communities of the Red Sea. Göttinger Arbeiten zur Geologie Paläontologie, Sb2, 77-84
page(s): 80 [details]   

additional source Kühlmann, D. H. H. (2006). Die Steinkorallensammlung im Naturhistorischen Museum in Rudolstadt (Thüringen) nebst ökologischen Bemerkungen. Rudolstädter Naturhistorische Schriften, 13, 37-113
page(s): 62, 78-79, 107, 113 [details]   

additional source Wallace, C. C.; Fellegara, I.; Muir, P. R.; Harrison, P. L. (2009). The scleractinian corals of Moreton Bay, eastern Australia: high latitude, marginal assemblages with increasing species richness. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 54, 2
page(s): 9 [details]   
 
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Nontype (of Pavona (Pavona) varians Verrill, 1864) AHF 545, geounit Colombian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype HLD X2: 127-38, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype HLD X2: 151-19, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype HLD X2: 154-19, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype HLD X2: 156-18, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40271, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 44680, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 44803, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 44815, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 44969, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 48102, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 48769, geounit Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 48770, geounit Northern Mariana Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 49618, geounit Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 50755, geounit Micronesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 51059, geounit Micronesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 53082, geounit Micronesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 56691, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 56697, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR 8888, geounit Kenyan Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR 9021, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype UAZM [details]
Nontype WAM 122-73, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 138-88, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 158-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 163-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 191-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 202-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 284-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 285-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 367-84, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 572-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 680-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 709-84, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 712-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 748-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 752-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 753-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 885-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 886-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 899-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 903-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 923-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 949-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 951-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Lophoseris repens Brüggemann, 1877) MZUS, geounit Mauritian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Pavonia varians Verrill, 1864) IMC Zev 7272/7 [details]
Unknown type MSI C-129 [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description An encrusting species, or sometimes thick encrusting colonies with leafy edges, this forms small colonies rarely larger than 25 cm across. Calices are cerioid, though the surface of the colonies are ridged with collines, giving a low, convoluted appearance. Calices are small, being 0.8 to 1.3 mm diameter. The coral is always a greenish brown colour. It is a very common coral, though its small colony size and encrusting form conceals its abundance. However, it is likely to be recorded in every survey undertaken. It is found between the surface, in crevices in the reef crest, to at least 45 m deep, and is equally common on clear water reef slopes and turbid, back reef habitats. It appears to be a rapidly colonising species which, together with its small colony size, allows it to occupy rapidly parts of dead corals. Thus it is the species most likely to be found colonising the dead basal parts of large colonies of Goniopora and Porites species which dominate in back reef areas (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are submassive, laminar or encrusting or various combinations of these. Corallites are in short irregular valleys, or are aligned between ridges perpendicular to margins, or are irregularly distributed on flat surfaces. Septa are in two alternating orders. Colour: yellow, green and brown. Abundance: occurs in a very wide range of habitats and may be common in some lagoons and sheltered upper reef slopes (Veron, 1986).
Forms encrusting, plate-like colonies. Corallites aligned in short rows or patches separated by ridges, giving the surface a crumpled appearance. Colour: usually green or brown. Habitat: diverse, including lagoons (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Spelling Spelled P. variens in Fauré (1977). New combination in Sheppard (1998).
Type locality: Hawaii (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English leaf coral  [details]
Japanese シワシコロサンゴ  [details]
To Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History (YPM IZ 001806.CN)
To Yale Peabody Mus...
[hosted externally; from synonym]