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Pavona decussata   (Dana, 1846)

cactus coral

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Agariciidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 847).  Tropical; 36°N - 29°S, 32°E - 137°W (Ref. 847)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Common in shallow to intermediate depths and may form colonies several meters in diameter and in height (Ref. 269). Common in shallow to intermediate depths (Ref. 269) in most reef habitats (Ref. 98471). Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Anthozoa are either gonochoric or hermaphroditic. Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)

Short description Morphology

Small colonies are encrusting, and larger ones develop vertical plates that anastomose to form an interlocking matrix. The sides and edges of the plates are quite smooth. Individual corallites are tiny, superficial and run in irregular rows (Ref. 269).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A4c)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.7 - 29.1, mean 28 (based on 1136 cells; Ref. 115970).
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown