WoRMS taxon details

Pavona minuta Wells, 1954

207317  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207317)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Wells JW. (1954). Bikini and nearby atols: 2. Oceanography (biologic). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. <em>Geological Survey Professional Paper.</em> 260-1: 385-486, pls. 94-185. [details]   
Holotype  MSI 345-CC,  USNM 44786, geounit Marshall...  
Holotype MSI 345-CC [details]
Holotype USNM 44786, geounit Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Description This species forms massive colonies, sometimes large, but has tiny calices of 1 mm diameter or less. The sides of colonies...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Pavona minuta Wells, 1954. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207317 on 2022-05-16
Date
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1996-10-25 16:33:43Z
created
2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
changed
Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-15 10:57:36Z
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original description Wells JW. (1954). Bikini and nearby atols: 2. Oceanography (biologic). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands. <em>Geological Survey Professional Paper.</em> 260-1: 385-486, pls. 94-185. [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 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): 18 [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 Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Nemenzo F, CJ Ferraris (1982) Some scleractinian corals from the reefs of Cebu and Mactan Islands. Kalikasan: The Philippine Journal of Biology 11: 111-135.
page(s): 116-117 [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 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): 314 [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 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): 196 [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.; 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.; 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. (2004). Baker Island coral data [Table unnumbered]. UNPUBLISHED, Unpublished
page(s): 2 [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, 24, 25-26, 76 [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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    Definitions

Holotype MSI 345-CC [details]
Holotype USNM 44786, geounit Marshall Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 106-73, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 107-73, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 132-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 133-74, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 134-74, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 155-88, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 159-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 217-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 224-74, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 253-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 254-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 262-73, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 292-88, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 357-84, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 360-84, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 391-84, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 394-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 395-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 396-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 400-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 452-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 453-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 504-79, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 560-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 750-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 87-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 900-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Paratype MSI 342-CC [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description 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]

Publication date Year of publication 1954 in Sheppard (1998).
Type locality: Marshall Islands (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English leaf coral  [details]
Japanese アミメシコロサンゴ  [details]