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Pavona venosa stony coral

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Pavona venosa. Philippines. Surface detail. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4268 
AphiaID:
207301 
Scientific:
Pavona venosa 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Stony Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Pavona (Genus) > venosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ehrenberg, ), 1834 
Occurrence:
the Persian Gulf , (the) Maldives, Africa, Arabian Sea, Australia, Bunaken, Christmas Islands, Coral sea, Fiji, Guam, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Bengal / Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Java, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, the Seychelles, Timor, Vanuatu 
Size:
11.81" - 31.5" (30cm - 80cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
76.99 gal (~ 350L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-28 00:00:23 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
(Ehrenberg, 1834)

Description: Colonies are massive to encrusting. Corallites are in short valleys with acute walls. Septo-costae are generally in three orders and are widely spaced. Columellae are poorly developed or absent.
Color: Yellow-brown or pinkish-brown, sometimes mottled.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Usually uncommon but distinctive.
Similar Species: Pavona varians, which has less well developed ridges (collines) and usually two orders of septa. See also Gardineroseris planulata.

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