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Pavona clavus

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Pavona clavus. Tanzania. A large dome-shaped colony composed of compact columns. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4263 
AphiaID:
207318 
Scientific:
Pavona clavus 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Coraux durs LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Pavona (Genus) > clavus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
Timor, Afrique, Australie, Fidji, golfe de Californie, golfe du Bengale, groupe Pitcairn, île de Guam, île Maurice, îles Bunaken, îles de Cook, îles Marschall, îles Salomon, Java, Madagascar, Malaisie, Maldives, Mer de Chine du Sud, Mer de corail, Mer Rouge, Mexique (Nord-est du Pacifique), Micronésie, Nouvelle Calédonie, Nouvelle Guinée, Océanie, Ouest de l'Océan Indien, Pacifique Est, Palau, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Polynésie Française, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapour, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
pas pour les débutants 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-26 21:52:58 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Dana, 1846

Description: Colonies are columnar, club-shaped and/or laminar and may form colonies several metres across or extensive single species stands. Columns divide but do not fuse. Corallites have thick walls and are well defined. Septo-costae are of two very distinct orders. Columellae are short or absent.
Color: Uniform pale grey, cream or brown.
Habitat: Occurs commonly in habitats exposed to currents.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Laminar colonies may resemble Pavona bipartita. Corallites are like those of P. duerdeni.

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