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Platygyra contorta

Platygyra contortais commonly referred to as Platygyra contorta. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien

Platygyra contorta. Indonesia. A large lobed colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron


Courtesy of the author Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien Please visit www.coralsoftheworld.org for more information.

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lexID:
3597 
AphiaID:
289205 
Scientific:
Platygyra contorta 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Platygyra Contorta 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > contorta (Species) 
Initial determination:
Veron, 1990 
Sea depth:
2 - 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 150 Liter 
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:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-20 09:41:03 

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Platygyra contorta
Veron, 1990

Description: Colonies are massive, encrusting or columnar. Valleys are usually long and relatively straight at colony margins, becoming short, sinuous and contorted towards the colony centre. Walls are thin. Septa are highly irregular.
Color: Red, grey, pale yellow or green, with valley walls and floors of contrasting colours.
Habitat: Rocky foreshores or shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Common only around mainland Japan.
Similar Species: Platygyra verweyi, which has shorter valleys. See also Goniastrea deformis.

External links

  1. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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