WoRMS taxon details

Pavona decussata (Dana, 1846)

207320  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207320)

accepted
Species
Lophoseris crassa (Dana, 1846) · unaccepted (synonymy)
Lophoseris lata (Dana, 1846) · unaccepted (synonymy)
Pavona crassa (Dana, 1846) · unaccepted (synonym)
Pavona lata (Dana, 1846) · unaccepted (synonym)
Pavona seriata Brüggemann, 1879 · unaccepted (synonym)
Pavonia crassa Dana, 1846 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Pavonia crassa var. ascia Dana, 1846 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Pavonia crassa var. loculata Dana, 1846 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Pavonia crassa var. obtusa Dana, 1846 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Pavonia decussata Dana, 1846 · unaccepted (amended spelling genus name)
Pavonia lata Dana, 1846 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Pavonia seriata Brüggemann, 1879 · unaccepted (Synonymy, wrong genus name spelling)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Pavonia decussata Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description Coralla form submassive structures, almost always seen with stout leafy or branch like appendages, or are masses of thick,...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Pavona decussata (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207320 on 2022-05-21
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1996-10-25 15:51:07Z
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
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original description  (of Pavona seriata Brüggemann, 1879) Brüggemann F (1879) Ueber die Korallen der Insel Ponapé. Journal du Museum Godefroy, Hamburg 14: 201-212. [details]   

original description  (of Pavonia decussata Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Pavonia lata Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Pavonia crassa Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Pavonia crassa var. ascia Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Pavonia crassa var. loculata Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Pavonia crassa var. obtusa Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Ang, P. O.; McCorry, D.; Si, C. C. L. (2003). Establishing a reference collection and field guides for Hong Kong scleractinian coral. <em>Final report submitted to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, The Hong Kong SAR Government.</em>  [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 Sheppard CRC. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 307: 1-32., available online at http:// https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.307.1 [details]   

additional source Hoffmeister, J.E. (1925). Some corals from America Samoa and the Fiji Islands. <em>Papers from the Department of Marine Biology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.</em> 22: 1-90, pls. 1-23.
page(s): 8, 10, 12, 37, 40-42, Pl. 4, fig. 1 [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): 129 [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, 14 [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, 22-23, 43, 45 [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 Umbgrove JHF. (1940). Madreporaria from the Togian Reefs (Gulf of Tomini, North-Celebes. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 265-310.
page(s): 268, 271, 296-297, 298, 310, Pl. XXX [details]   

additional source Umbgrove JHF. (1939). Madreporaria from the Bay of Batavia. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 1-64.
page(s): 8, 10, 14, 16, 18, 20, 46, 47 [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): 4, 56, Pl. XXXIX [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): 397 [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): 25 [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): 312-313 [details]   

additional source Faustino LA. (1927). Recent Madreporaria of the Philippine Islands. <em>Bureau of Science Manila Monograph.</em> 22: 1-310, pls. 1-100.
page(s): 41, 204-205 [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, 76 [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): 418, 419 [details]   

additional source Utinomi, H. (1965). A revised catalogue of scleractinian corals from the southwest coast of Shikoku in the collections of the Ehime University and the Ehime Prefectural Museum, Matsuyama. <em>Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory.</em> 13(3): 243-261., available online at https://doi.org/10.5134/175404
page(s): 248 [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): 194-195 [details]   

additional source Ryland, J. S. (1981). Reefs of southwest Viti Levu and their tourism potential. Proceedings of the Fourth International Coral Reef Symposium, 1, 293-298
page(s): 296-297 [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): 6, 7, 13-17 [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 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, 111 [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

Nontype (of Pavona lata (Dana, 1846)) UAZM, geounit Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pavona seriata Brüggemann, 1879) IGPS 50548, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pavona seriata Brüggemann, 1879) IGPS 56685, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40220, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40221, geounit Taiwanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40222, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40223, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40225, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40226, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40227, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40228, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40241, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40242, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40243, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40246, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40260, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40274, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40278, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40444, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40546, geounit Taiwanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40584, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 40905, geounit Chinese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 44957, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 44984, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 46224, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 46244, geounit Chinese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 48211, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 48609, geounit Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype IGPS 56688, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR 9019, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype NMSR I/464/E3 [details]
Nontype NMSR I/507/E3 [details]
Nontype NMSR I/529/E3 [details]
Nontype NMSR I/551/E3 [details]
Nontype NMSR K 8 [details]
Nontype RMNH, geounit Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype RMNH, geounit Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype UAZM [details]
Nontype UAZM [details]
Nontype UAZM, geounit Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype UAZM, geounit Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype UAZM, geounit Indonesian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 12-72, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 135-74, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 152-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 153-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 153-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 154-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 157-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 164-85, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 215-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 216-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 246-73, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 248-73, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 252-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 265-83, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 277-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 278-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 286-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 319-79, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 343-78, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 396-77, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 527-80, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 566-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 567-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 654-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 769-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 784-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 786-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 78-74, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 787-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 79-74, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 801-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 812-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 88-81, geounit Australian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Pavonia lata Dana, 1846) IMC mrt-59, geounit Myanmar Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Pavonia lata Dana, 1846) IMC, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Pavonia lata Dana, 1846) IMC, geounit Mauritian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Pavonia lata Dana, 1846) IMC, geounit Myanmar Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Pavonia crassa Dana, 1846) IMC mrt-54, geounit Myanmar Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Pavona lata (Dana, 1846)) MSI C-408, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type (of Pavonia decussata Dana, 1846) IMC Zev 7392/7 [details]
Unknown type (of Pavona crassa (Dana, 1846)) MSI C-416, geounit Philippines Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unknown type MSI C-48 [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description 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]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
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English leaf coral  [details]
Japanese シコロサンゴ  [details]
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