831 species

Pavona clavus

Dana, 1846


Lamarck, 1801

Characters: Colonies are columnar, club-shaped and/or laminar and may form colonies several metres across or extensive single species stands. Columns divide but do not fuse. Corallites have thick walls and are well defined. Septo-costae are of two very distinct orders. Columellae are short or absent.

Colour: Uniform pale grey, cream or brown.

Similar Species: Laminar colonies may resemble Pavona bipartita. Corallites are like those of P. duerdeni.

Habitat: Occurs commonly in habitats exposed to currents.

Abundance: Common.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change