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Platygyra crosslandi

Platygyra crosslandiis commonly referred to as Brain coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 250 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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

Platygyra crosslandi. Tanzania. Detail of valleys. Photograph: Charlie Veron.


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

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lexID:
4241 
AphiaID:
207488 
Scientific:
Platygyra crosslandi 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Brain Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > crosslandi (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Matthai, ), 1928 
Sea depth:
2 - 20 Meter 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Tank:
~ 250 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:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
 
More related species
in this lexicon
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-20 11:50:07 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Matthai, 1928


Description: Colonies are massive or form thick plates. Valleys are short. Walls are thick and rounded, with evenly exsert irregularly dentate septa. Columellae may be well developed.
Color: Brown, usually with greenish valleys.
Habitat: Most reef environments.
Abundance: Common.
Similar Species: Platygyra pini, which has shorter, more uniform valleys and less development of columellae. Platygyra lamellina has similar skeletal structures but is meandroid; P. verweyi has smaller corallites.

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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Platygyra crosslandi. Tanzania. Detail of valleys. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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