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Platygyra pini. Madagascar. Variation in valley colour and structure. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 1780 AphiaID: 207490 Scientific: Platygyra pini German: Hirnkoralle English: Brain Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > pini (Species) Initial determination: Chevalier, 1975 Occurrence: , Sudan (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, China, Comores, Cook Islands, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Irak, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna Sea depth: 0 - 40 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 33 gal (~ 150L) Difficulty: Average Offspring: Possible to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2005-12-22 18:21:06
Last edit: 2019-08-27 21:48:21
Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Platygyra pini are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Platygyra pini, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Platygyra pini, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Color: Usually grey- or yellow-brown with green or cream valley floors.
Similar Species: Platygyra ryukyuensis, which has smaller valleys with thinner walls. See also P. crosslandi.
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