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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 
Scientific:
Pavona clavus 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
stony coral 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Pavona (Genus) > clavus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Occurrence:
Africa, Australia, Bunaken, Coralsea, Fiji, Filippine, Giava, Golfo del Bengala, Golfo della California, Guam, Isola di Cook, Isole Marshall, Isole Salomon, Madagascar, Maldive, Malesia, Mar Cinese meridionale, Mar rosso, Mauritius, Messico (Pacifico orientale), Micronesia, Nuova Caledonia, Nuova Guinea, Oceania, Oceano Indiano occidentale, Pacifico orientale, Palau, Papua Nuova Guinea, Picairns, Polinesia Francese, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thaiti, Timor Est, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plancton, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Animale non indicato per i neofiti 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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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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