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Pavona

Pavona maldivensis

(Gardiner, 1905)

Pavona Maldives

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Likely Fish-Only Tank Suitable

Range: Indo-West Pacific Ocean: Widespread.

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow reef environments experiencing wave action and usually seen at depths between 3 - 50 feet (1 - 15 m).

General Husbandry: See Pavona cactus for suggested aquarium husbandry.

Taxonomy:

    Kingdom: Animalia

    Phylum: Cnidaria

    Class: Anthozoa

    Subclass: Hexacorallia

    Order: Scleractinia

    Family: Agariciidae

    Genus: Pavona

FYI: Maricultured specimens available.

Has an encrusting base that forms upward facing columns.

 Pavona maldivensis (Pavona Maldives)
Photo © Tracy Gray
 Pavona maldivensis (Pavona Maldives)
Photo © Wikimedia
Pavona frondifera Pavona varians
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