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Pavona diffluens stony coral

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Pavona diffluens. Red Sea. Surface of a massive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4266 
AphiaID:
207295 
Scientific:
Pavona diffluens 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Pavona (Genus) > diffluens (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1816 
Occurrence:
the Persian Gulf , Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
65.99 gal (~ 300L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-27 08:17:30 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Lamarck, 1816

Description: Colonies are submassive. Corallites are deep. Septo-costae strongly alternate with primary septa very exsert. Columellae are peg-like to absent.
Color: Tan.
Habitat: Most reef environments.
Abundance: Uncommon.
Similar Species: Pavona gigantea, which forms massive colonies. See also P. explanulata, which has a laminar growth-form and corallites with less exsert primary septa.

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