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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:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > sinensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Milne Edwards & Haime, ), 1849 
Occurrence:
Australia, Bunaken, Coralsea, Fiji, Filippine, Giappone, Giava, Golfo del Bengala, Golfo di Aden, Golfo Persico, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Isola di Pasqua, Isole Salomon, Madagascar, Maldive, Malesia, Mar Cinese meridionale, Mar rosso, Micronesia, Nuova Caledonia, Nuova Guinea, Oceania, Oceano Indiano, Oceano Indiano occidentale, Pacifico orientale, Palau, Papua Nuova Guinea, Polinesia Francese, Samoa, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tailandia, Taiwan, Thaiti, Timor Est, Tonga, Vanuatu 
Size:
bis zu 80cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plancton, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 350 Liter 
Difficulty:
Mediamente facile 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
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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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