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Pavona diffluens

(Lamarck, 1816)

Colonies are submassive. Corallites are deep. Septo-costae strongly alternate with primary septa very exsert. Columellae are peg-like to absent.

Colour: Tan.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Pavona decussata , Pavona gigantea

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference and Additional identification guide: Sheppard and Sheppard (1991).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Pavona diffluens.  Red Sea.  Surface of a massive colony.  Charlie Veron.

Pavona diffluens.Red Sea.Surface of a massive colony.Charlie Veron.

Pavona diffluens.  Red Sea.  Colonies are irregularly shaped and have a rough surface.  Charlie Veron.

Pavona diffluens.Red Sea.Colonies are irregularly shaped and have a rough surface.Charlie Veron.

Pavona diffluens.  Red Sea.  Corallite detail of column tops.  Charlie Veron.

Pavona diffluens.Red Sea.Corallite detail of column tops.Charlie Veron.

Pavona diffluens.  Red Sea.  Corallite detail of a plate.  Charlie Veron.

Pavona diffluens.Red Sea.Corallite detail of a plate.Charlie Veron.

Pavona diffluens.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Pavona diffluens.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Pavona diffluens.  Red Sea.  Showing colony surface.

Pavona diffluens.Red Sea.Showing colony surface.

Pavona diffluens.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Pavona diffluens.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Pavona diffluens.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Pavona diffluens.Red Sea.Showing corallites.