WoRMS taxon details

Pavona clavus (Dana, 1846)

207318  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207318)

accepted
Species
Agaricia clavus (Dana, 1846) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Lophoseris clavus (Dana, 1846) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Pavona (Pavona) clivosa (Verrill, 1869) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Pavona (Pseudocolumnastrea) galapagensis Durham & Barnard, 1952 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pavona clivosa (Verrill, 1869) · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pavona galapagensis Durham & Barnard, 1952 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pavona lilacea (Klunzinger, 1879) · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pavona liliacea (Klunzinger, 1879) · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pavona sphaeroidalis (Ortmann, 1889) · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pavonia clavus Dana, 1846 · unaccepted > superseded combination (basionym)
Pavonia clivosa Verrill, 1869 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Pavonia liliacea Klunzinger, 1879 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Siderastraea clava (Dana, 1846) · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Siderastraea lilacea Klunzinger, 1879 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym (misspelling)
Siderastrea clava (Dana, 1846) · unaccepted > superseded combination (misspelling)
Siderastrea clavus (Dana, 1846) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Siderastrea lilacea Klunzinger, 1879 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Siderastrea sphaeroidalis Ortmann, 1889 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Stylocoeniella paumotensis Chevalier, 1975 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Tichoseris clavus (Dana, 1846) · unaccepted > superseded combination
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Pavonia clavus 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 The species has distinctive colonies which are basically massive, but with numerous club shaped or cylindrical, stout...  
Description The species has distinctive colonies which are basically massive, but with numerous club shaped or cylindrical, stout columns. These columns divide, and are usually oval in cross-section, and then remain separate from adjacent columns. The typical, star shaped Pavona corallites are clearly visible in live corals, and like most Pavona, the corallite walls are thick, so the calices are well separated. The smooth edged septa cross the broad walls. This is common in the central Indian Ocean, and has been listed for the northern Red Sea, but if present, it is extremely rare there. The colonies commonly reach a metre high and a metre across. The living colour is usually brown or green (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are columnar or laminar, or both. Columns divide but do not anastomose. Corallites are thick-walled. Columellae are short or absent. Colour: uniform pale grey, cream or brown. Abundance: common on some shallow upper reef slopes exposed to currents, and may be dominant coral forming extensive monospecific stands (Veron, 1986).
Grows in plates or stout columns, or a combination of both. Colour: varies from pale grey or green to yellowish-brown. Habitat: shallow reefs with strong currents (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Pavona clavus (Dana, 1846). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207318 on 2022-10-05
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1996-10-25 16:33:43Z
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2000-09-28 07:24:50Z
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Garcia, Maria
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2022-05-21 06:40:29Z
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original description  (of Siderastrea sphaeroidalis Ortmann, 1889) Ortmann, A. (1889). Beobachtungen an Steinkorallen von der Südküste Ceylons. <em>Zoologische Jahrbüchern, Abteilung für Systematik, Biologie und Biogeographie der Tiere.</em> 4: 493-590, pls. 11-17. [details]   

original description  (of Pavonia clivosa Verrill, 1869) Verrill, A. E. (1869). On New and imperfectly known Echinoderms and Corals. <em>Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural HIstory.</em> 12: 381-391., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9494023#page/389/mode/1up [details]   

original description  (of Siderastrea lilacea Klunzinger, 1879) Klunzinger CB. (1879). Die Korallthiere des Rothen Meeres, 3. Theil: Die Steinkorallen. Zweiter Abschnitt: Die Asteraeaceen und Fungiaceen. 1-100, pls. 1-10. Gutmann, Berlin. [details]   

original description  (of Pavona (Pseudocolumnastrea) galapagensis Durham & Barnard, 1952) 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]   

original description  (of Pavona galapagensis Durham & Barnard, 1952) 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]   

original description  (of Pavonia clavus 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 Stylocoeniella paumotensis Chevalier, 1975) Chevalier JP. (1975). Les Scléractiniaires de la Mélanésie Française (Nouvelle-Caledonie, Iles Chesterfield, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelles Hébrides). II. Expedition Française sur les Récifs Coralliens Nouv.-Calédonie. 7: 1-407, pls. 1-42. Paris. [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 RH. (2003). An annotated checklist of hydrozoan and scleractinian corals collected from Guam and other Mariana Islands. <em>Micronesica.</em> 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. (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 CSG. (1974). Report on Scleractinia from the Nicobar Islands. <em>Zoologica, Stuttgart.</em> 42(122): 1-75.
page(s): 8, 30, 31, 75, Plate 13 [details]   

additional source Umbgrove JHF. (1939). Madreporaria from the Bay of Batavia. <em>Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden.</em> 22: 1-64.
page(s): 14, 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): 136, 137, 416, 424 [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): 24, 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): 313 [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, 76 [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): 417, 420, 421, 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 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): 198-199 [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.; 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 Palardy, J. E.; Grottoli, A. G.; Matthews, K. A. (2005). Effects of upwelling, depth, morphology and polyp size on feeding in three species of Panamanian corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 300, 79-89
page(s): 79, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87 [details]   

additional source Wells JW. (1954). Recent corals of the Marshall Islands: Bikini and nearby atolls, part 2, oceanography (biologic). <em>U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper.</em> 260(I): 385-486.
page(s): 392, 396, 400, 401, 441, 442, 443, 457, pl. 152 [details]   

additional source Pillai CSG. (1983). Structure and generic diversity of recent Scleractinia of India. <em>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India.</em> 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, 21-25, 33 [details]   

additional source Brugler, M. R.; France, S. C. (2007). The complete mitochondrial genome of the black coral Chrysopathes formosa (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia) supports classification of antipatharians within the subclass Hexacorallia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 42, 776-788
page(s): 778 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
    Definitions

Nontype (of Pavona (Pseudocolumnastrea) galapagensis Durham & Barnard, 1952) AHF 16.1, geounit Ecuadorean Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pavona (Pseudocolumnastrea) galapagensis Durham & Barnard, 1952) AHF 16.3 [details]
Nontype (of Pavona (Pavona) clivosa (Verrill, 1869)) AHF 12.1 [details]
Nontype (of Pavona (Pavona) clivosa (Verrill, 1869)) AHF 12.2 [details]
Nontype (of Pavona lilacea (Klunzinger, 1879)) IGPS 56239, geounit Taiwanese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pavona lilacea (Klunzinger, 1879)) IGPS 56698, geounit Palau Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype (of Pavonia clivosa Verrill, 1869) BMNH, geounit Chinese Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype HLD X2: 127-43, geounit Indian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Nontype WAM 574-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 720-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 756-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
Nontype WAM 858-86, geounit Ashmore-Cartier Is. [details]
From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description The species has distinctive colonies which are basically massive, but with numerous club shaped or cylindrical, stout columns. These columns divide, and are usually oval in cross-section, and then remain separate from adjacent columns. The typical, star shaped Pavona corallites are clearly visible in live corals, and like most Pavona, the corallite walls are thick, so the calices are well separated. The smooth edged septa cross the broad walls. This is common in the central Indian Ocean, and has been listed for the northern Red Sea, but if present, it is extremely rare there. The colonies commonly reach a metre high and a metre across. The living colour is usually brown or green (Sheppard, 1998).
Colonies are columnar or laminar, or both. Columns divide but do not anastomose. Corallites are thick-walled. Columellae are short or absent. Colour: uniform pale grey, cream or brown. Abundance: common on some shallow upper reef slopes exposed to currents, and may be dominant coral forming extensive monospecific stands (Veron, 1986).
Grows in plates or stout columns, or a combination of both. Colour: varies from pale grey or green to yellowish-brown. Habitat: shallow reefs with strong currents (Richmond, 1997) [details]

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