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Profile lexID: 4299 AphiaID: 763555 Scientific: Platygyra carnosus German: Hirnkoralle English: Brain Coral Category: Coralli duri LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > carnosus (Species) Initial determination: Veron, 2000 Occurrence: , Kiribati , The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands) , Jordan , Djibouti , Israel , Comores , Mayotte , Saudi Arabia , Sudan , United States Minor Outlying Islands , Somalia , Tansania , Eritrea , Yemen , Réunion , Mozambique , Vietnam Africa occidentale, Australia, Cargados Carajos, Cina, Egitto, Filippine, Golfo di Aden, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Kenia, Madagascar, Malesia, Mar Cinese meridionale, Mar rosso, Mauritius, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tailandia, Taiwan Sea depth: 1 - 30 Meter Size: bis zu 200cm Temperature: 22°C - 27°C Food: fitoplancton, Plancton, zooplancton Tank: ~ 200 Liter Difficulty: Mediamente facile 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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Created: 2012-04-12 20:31:21
Last edit: 2019-08-20 07:38:40
“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Characters: Colonies are massive and cerioid to submeandroid with thin, acute walls. Valleys are irregular in length in the same colony. Septa are thin and highly granulated. They converge and may fuse except where valleys are straight. Columellae are well developed. Polyps are fleshy.
Colour: Uniform brown or red, with pale tops to walls.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Similar species: Platygyra verweyi
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