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Pachyseris rugosa (Lamarck 1801). Upright, irregular growth. Plates growing together. Columellae as wall-like lobes. Massive sometimes in shallow water to upright blades in deeper, calmer waters. Red Sea pic.

Pavona bipartita Nemenzo 1980. Submassive or encrusting colonies, with corallites with alternating septo-costae orders, ridge between them. Red Sea photo.

Pavona duerdeni Vaughan 1907. Massive colonies (up to 10 feet tall) of irregular appearance (sometimes huge).  Hawai'i image. Found in areas of moderate current, wave movement Named in honor of Cnidarian scientist J. E. Duerden (1865-1937).

Palauastrea ramosa Yabe & Sagiyama 1941. Blunt, club-like branches. Cream to light brown in color. Similar in appearance to Porites cylindrica. Bunaken/Sulawesi/Indonesia photo. 
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