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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
Sources  basis of record Veron, J.E.N. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. Angus & Robertson Publishers, London. [details]

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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbrain coral  [details]
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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra acuta Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra carnosus Veron, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra contorta Veron, 1990
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra crosslandi
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra exigua Nemenzo, 1959
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 rustica (Dana, 1846)
Species Unreviewed: has not been 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 Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra yaeyamaensis (Eguchi & Shirai, 1977)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra ascensionis Ridley, 1881 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia gravida Verrill, 1868
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra astreiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra daedalea (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 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
Notes 
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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Type species: Platygyra labyrinthica Ehrenberg, 1834 from the Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206621
Taxonomic
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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 2014-04-18
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