WoRMS taxon details

Pavona decussata (Dana, 1846)

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

accepted
Species
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. (2020). World List of Scleractinia. Pavona decussata (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207320 on 2020-10-28
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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 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. 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]   

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 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]   

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]   

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 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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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