Pavona maldivensis Gardiner 1905 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia - Agariciidae

Alternative combination: Siderastrea maldivensis

Belongs to Pavona according to Vaughan 1918

Sister taxa: Pavona banoensis, Pavona bipartita, Pavona bronni, Pavona burdigalensis, Pavona cactus, Pavona clavus, Pavona danai, Pavona decussata, Pavona duerdeni, Pavona explanulata, Pavona frondifera, Pavona gigantea, Pavona irregularis, Pavona javana, Pavona longicollis, Pavona machapooriensis, Pavona matheroni, Pavona microstoma, Pavona minuta, Pavona modeloensis, Pavona panamensis, Pavona pennyi, Pavona profunda, Pavona ruvida, Pavona trinitatis, Pavona variabilis, Pavona varians, Pavona venosa

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), French Polynesia (1), New Zealand (1), Pitcairn (2)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Indonesia (1), United States Minor Outlying Islands (2)

• Pliocene of Indonesia (1), Papua New Guinea (1)

• Miocene of Indonesia (1)

Total: 11 collections each including a single occurrence

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