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Platygyra carnosus Brain coral

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lexID:
4299 
AphiaID:
763555 
Scientific:
Platygyra carnosus 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Brain Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > carnosus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 2000 
Occurrence:
Djibouti, Sudan, Eritrea, Australia, China, Comores, East Africa, Egypt, Gulf of Aden, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Cargados Carajos Shoals, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vietnam, Yemen 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
up to 78.74" (200 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
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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Catalog of Life:
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-20 07:38:40 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Veron, 2000

Characters: Colonies are massive and cerioid to submeandroid with thin, acute walls. Valleys are irregular in length in the same colony. Septa are thin and highly granulated. They converge and may fuse except where valleys are straight. Columellae are well developed. Polyps are fleshy.

Colour: Uniform brown or red, with pale tops to walls.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Platygyra verweyi

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