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Platygyra crosslandi Brain coral

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Platygyra crosslandi. Tanzania. Detail of valleys. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4241 
AphiaID:
207488 
Scientific:
Platygyra crosslandi 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Brain Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > crosslandi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Matthai, ), 1928 
Occurrence:
Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, Africa, Comores, Egypt, Gulf of Aden, India, Indian Ocean, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South-Africa, Tansania, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Yemen 
Sea depth:
2 - 20 Meter 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
54.99 gal (~ 250L) 
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:
Near threatened (NT) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
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Last edit:
2019-08-20 11:50:07 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Matthai, 1928


Description: Colonies are massive or form thick plates. Valleys are short. Walls are thick and rounded, with evenly exsert irregularly dentate septa. Columellae may be well developed.
Color: Brown, usually with greenish valleys.
Habitat: Most reef environments.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Platygyra pini, which has shorter, more uniform valleys and less development of columellae. Platygyra lamellina has similar skeletal structures but is meandroid; P. verweyi has smaller corallites.

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