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Brain Coral (Platygyra lamellina) , Sachiko, Bunaken Island, Sulawesi, INDONESIA 2009
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Platygyra lamellina. Houtman Abrolhos Islands, south-western Australia. This species usually forms flat plates with valleys approximately perpendicular to the margin. Photograph: Charlie Veron
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lexID: 2243 AphiaID: 207487 Scientific: Platygyra lamellina German: Hirnkoralle English: Stony Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > lamellina (Species) Initial determination: (Ehrenberg, ), 1834 Occurrence: , Kuwait , Sudan , Djibouti , Vereinigte Arabische Emirate , Eritrea (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Bahrain, Cambodia, Comores, Egypt, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Nauru, New Caledonia, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Quatar, Réunion , 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, Yemen Sea depth: 1 - 30 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: Near threatened (NT) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Platygyra lamellina are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Platygyra lamellina, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Platygyra lamellina, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Infos from AIMs Site: Characters:
Colonies are massive and meandroid, with thick walls. Septa are uniformly exsert and are neat and rounded. Columellae may be well developed, but do not form distinct centres.
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