By Bob Goemans
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Family Agariciidae - Pachyseris, Pavona, and others

 Pavona explanulata (Leaf Coral)

Pavona explanulata
(Lamarck, 1816)

Leaf Coral

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable


There are probably only two genera of interest to hobbyists in this family, Pachyseris and Pavona. Others describe here, such as those in the genera Agaricia, Coeloseris, Gardineroseris and Leptoseris are plating and encrusting corals that are rarely if that, seen in the trade and are shown for identification purposes only.

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