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Platygyra yaeyamensis. Philippines. Variation in valley colour and structure. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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lexID: 4245 AphiaID: 289208 Scientific: Platygyra yaeyamaensis German: Hirnkoralle English: Brain Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > yaeyamaensis (Species) Initial determination: (Eguchi & Shirai, ), 1977 Occurrence: Australia, Bunaken, Cambodia, China, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Java, Malaysia, Micronesia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, The Ryukyu Islands, Timor, Vietnam Sea depth: 1 - 20 Meter Size: up to 9.84" (25 cm) Temperature: 71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) Food: Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, 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: Vulnerable (VU) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Eguchi and Shirai, 1977
Description: Colonies are encrusting or submassive. Most are monocentric or nearly so, especially towards the colony centre. Septa are exsert and have irregular teeth giving colonies a ragged appearance. Columellae form indistinct centres. Paliform lobes are weakly developed.
Color: Brown or cream, sometimes with green or cream valley floors.
Habitat: Reef environments.
Similar Species: Favites stylifera, which has smaller corallites.
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