The offspring of Pavona duerdeni are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Pavona duerdeni, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Pavona duerdeni, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are massive and divided into parallel or irregular ridges or hillocks. They form some of the largest massive colonies of all corals, yet skeletons are dense indicating a slow growth rate. Corallites are small, giving colonies a smooth appearance. They have strongly alternating septo-costae.
Color: Usually uniform grey, sometimes brown.
Habitat: Most reef environments and forms large colonies on horizontal shallow substrates.
Abundance: Uncommon but conspicuous. Rare in the Red Sea.
Similar Species: Corallites are like Pavona clavus but smaller, with more exsert primary septo-costae. See also P. minuta.