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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra Ehrenberg, 1834 
AphiaID: 206621

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerulinidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra labyrinthica Ehrenberg, 1834 (type by subsequent designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerulinidae Verrill, 1865
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroria Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaeloria Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849 (synonym, wrong spelling)
Sources  original description Ehrenberg, C.G. 1834, Beitrage zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im Allgemeinen und besunders des Rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1832: 225-380. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrain coral  [details]
Direct child
taxa (22)

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra acuta Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra carnosa Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra contorta Veron, 1990
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra crosslandi (Matthai, 1928)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra lamellina (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra pini Chevalier, 1975
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra ryukyuensis Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra sinensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra verweyi Wijsman-Best, 1976
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra yaeyamaensis (Eguchi & Shirai, 1977)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra exigua Nemenzo, 1959 (nomen dubium)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra ascensionis Ridley, 1881 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia gravida Verrill, 1868
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra carnosus Veron, 2000 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra carnosa Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra gracilis (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoria phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra labyrinthica Ehrenberg, 1834 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra lamellina (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptoria phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra rustica (Dana, 1846) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra stricta (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra sinensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra zelli Veron, Pichon & Best, 1977 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAustralogyra zelli (Veron, Pichon & Best, 1977)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBradypontius pichoni Stock, 1966 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Colonies are massive, either flat or dome-shaped. Corallites are rarely cerioid, commonly meandroid. Paliform lobes are not developed, columellae seldom form centres and are a continuous tangle of spines. Polyps are usually extended only at night (Veron, 1986 <57>). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206621
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 14:17:27Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2013-02-06 17:41:18Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
2014-03-16 13:26:33Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Platygyra Ehrenberg, 1834. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206621 on 2014-07-31
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