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Platygyra sinensis

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Platygyra sinensis. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Detail of valleys. Photograph: Charlie Veron

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lexID:
4242 
Scientific:
Platygyra sinensis 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
stony coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > sinensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Milne Edwards & Haime, ), 1849 
Occurrence:
Adenske golf, Australien, Bengalske golf, Bunaken, Fiji, Filippinerne, Fransk Polynesien, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Java, Koralhavet, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Mikronesien , Ny Guinea, Ny Kaledonien, Oceanien, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Påskeøen, Persiske golf, Rødehavet, Salomonøerne, Samoa, Seychellerne, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydkinesiske hav, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, Vanuatu , Vestlige Indiske ocean, Østlige Stillehav 
Size:
bis zu 80cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 350 Liter 
Difficulty:
medium 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-03-21 22:48:39 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Description: Colonies are massive or flat and usually fully meandroid, with thin walls. Septa are thin and slightly exsert. Columellae are weakly developed and there are no columella centres.
Color: Variable dull or bright colours.
Habitat: Most reef environments, especially back reef margins.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar Species: Platygyra ryukyuensis. Resembles Goniastrea favulus underwater.

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