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Pavona duerdeni stony coral

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Pavona duerdeni. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Large colonies are often beautifully sculptured. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4267 
AphiaID:
207315 
Scientific:
Pavona duerdeni 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Pavona (Genus) > duerdeni (Species) 
Initial determination:
Vaughan, 1907 
Occurrence:
the Persian Gulf , (the) Maldives, Africa, Arabian Sea, Australia, Bunaken, Christmas Islands, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Eastern Pacific Ocean, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Gulf of California, Hawaii, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Johnston Atoll, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico (East Pacific), Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Red Sea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tahiti, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Sea depth:
3 - 15 Meter 
Size:
up to 78.74" (200 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
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:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-01-22 14:57:16 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Pavona duerdeni are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Pavona duerdeni, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Pavona duerdeni, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Vaughan, 1907


Description: Colonies are massive and divided into parallel or irregular ridges or hillocks. They form some of the largest massive colonies of all corals, yet skeletons are dense indicating a slow growth rate. Corallites are small, giving colonies a smooth appearance. They have strongly alternating septo-costae.
Color: Usually uniform grey, sometimes brown.
Habitat: Most reef environments and forms large colonies on horizontal shallow substrates.
Abundance: Uncommon but conspicuous. Rare in the Red Sea.
Similar Species: Corallites are like Pavona clavus but smaller, with more exsert primary septo-costae. See also P. minuta.

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