831 species

Pavona danai

(Milne Edwards, 1860)


Lamarck, 1801

Characters: Colonies have short, stunted, contorted, laminar branches or fronds, which are angular in cross section. Corallites are irregular or are aligned vertically in short shallow valleys.

Colour: Pale or dark brown.

Similar Species: Pavona frondifera.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments exposed to wave action.

Abundance: Uncommon.

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