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Platygyra yaeyamaensis Brain coral

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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:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-27 22:25:41 

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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.
Abundance: Rare.
Similar Species: Favites stylifera, which has smaller corallites.

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