Pavona decussata (Dana, 1846)

Samiei, Jahangir Vajed, Dab, Koosha, Ghezellou, Parviz & Shirvani, Arash, 2013, Some scleractinian corals (Scleractinia: Anthozoa) of Larak Island, Persian Gulf, Zootaxa 3636 (1), pp. 101-143: 111

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3636.1.5

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scientific name

Pavona decussata (Dana, 1846)
status

 

Pavona decussata (Dana, 1846) 

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Material: ZUTC Cnid. 1007, two colony fragments, Larak Island, 26 ° 53 ' 0.7 " N, 56 ° 20 ' 51.3 " E, Coll. J. Vajed Samiei, November 2010.

Identification guide: Veron (2000)

Notes for local identification: Colonies are sub-massive (highly infected by polychaetes) or bifacial upright plates. Colonies are light brown with white tentacles. The coenosteum has small holes between primary and secondary costae.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Depth of occurrence: 2 to 5 m.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa

Order

Scleractinia

Family

Agariciidae

Genus

Pavona