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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) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2012-04-12 20:31:21
Last edit: 2019-08-20 07:38:40
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
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.
Similar species: Platygyra verweyi
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