Pavona maldivensis

Pavona maldivensis column fragment Reefscapers Maldives

Coral Description

Taxonomy:

Kingdom: Animalia >> Phylum: Cnidaria >> Class: Anthozoa >> Order: Scleractinia >> Family: Agariciidae

Appearance:

  • Growth form is columnar, thin horizontal plate, encrusting or a mixture of these
  • Columns normally common when wave action strong, plating in sheltered areas

Colour: Usually grey or brown, dark or pale

Corallites:

  • Interconnected and Mixed sizes
  • Circular
  • Plocoid (have own walls)

Similar species: This species should not be confused with any other

Habitat: Shallow areas with strong wave action, also deeper on reef walls or in caves