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Pavona varians. Tanzania. Surface characters of encrusting colonies in semi-protected habitats. Photograph: Charlie Veron
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lexID: 2284 AphiaID: 207303 Scientific: Pavona varians German: Steinkoralle English: Leaf Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Pavona (Genus) > varians (Species) Initial determination: Verrill, 1864 Occurrence: , Sudan , Djibouti , Kuwait , Guadeloupe , El Salvador , Vereinigte Arabische Emirate , Eritrea (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Arabian Sea, Australia, Bahrain, Cambodia, Central Pazific, Christmas Islands, Columbia, Comores, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, East Africa, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Japan, Johnston Atoll, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Quatar, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, the Seychelles, Tokelau, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean, Yemen Sea depth: 2 - 80 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 68 °F - 84.2 °F (20°C - 29°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 33 gal (~ 150L) Difficulty: Average Offspring: Possible to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Pavona varians are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Pavona varians, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Pavona varians, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Pavona varians Verrill, 1864
Characters: Colonies are submassive, laminar or encrusting or various combinations of these. Corallites are in short irregular valleys, or are aligned between ridges perpendicular to margins, or are irregularly distributed on flat surfaces.
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