831 species

Pavona decussata

Dana, 1846


Lamarck, 1801

Characters: Colonies are thick interconnecting bifacial upright plates or are submassive, with or without lobed horizontal margins and upright plates. Corallites are irregular, deep seated, and are sometimes aligned parallel to margins or to radiating ridges.

Colour: Brown, creamy-yellow or greenish.

Similar Species: Stunted colonies superficially resemble Pavona danai and P. frondifera.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

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