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Platygyra contorta Platygyra contorta


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lexID:
3597 
AphiaID:
289205 
Scientific:
Platygyra contorta 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Platygyra Contorta 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > contorta (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 1990 
Occurrence:
Australia, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Taiwan, Tansania, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen 
Sea depth:
2 - 20 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:
Not available as offspring 
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:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-20 09:41:03 

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Platygyra contorta
Veron, 1990

Description: Colonies are massive, encrusting or columnar. Valleys are usually long and relatively straight at colony margins, becoming short, sinuous and contorted towards the colony centre. Walls are thin. Septa are highly irregular.
Color: Red, grey, pale yellow or green, with valley walls and floors of contrasting colours.
Habitat: Rocky foreshores or shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Common only around mainland Japan.
Similar Species: Platygyra verweyi, which has shorter valleys. See also Goniastrea deformis.

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