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Platygyra yaeyamaensis

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Platygyra yaeyamensis. Philippines. Variation in valley colour and structure. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4245 
AphiaID:
289208 
Scientific:
Platygyra yaeyamaensis 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Brain Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > yaeyamaensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Eguchi & Shirai, ), 1977 
Occurrence:
Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Australien, Bunaken, Filippinerne, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Java, Kina, Malaysia, Mikronesien , Ny Guinea, Ny Kaledonien, Oceanien, Papua NeuGuinea , Ryukyu øerne, Salomonøerne, Singapore, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydkinesiske hav, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor 
Sea depth:
1 - 20 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
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:
Vulnerable (VU) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-27 22:25:41 

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“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Eguchi and Shirai, 1977

Description: Colonies are encrusting or submassive. Most are monocentric or nearly so, especially towards the colony centre. Septa are exsert and have irregular teeth giving colonies a ragged appearance. Columellae form indistinct centres. Paliform lobes are weakly developed.
Color: Brown or cream, sometimes with green or cream valley floors.
Habitat: Reef environments.
Abundance: Rare.
Similar Species: Favites stylifera, which has smaller corallites.

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