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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra sinensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) 
AphiaID: 207486

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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra sinensis (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra Ehrenberg, 1834
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroria sinensis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAstroria stricta Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria delicatula Ortmann, 1888 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria sinensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria stricta (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFavia sinensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandra stricta (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra stricta (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonym)
Sources  original description Milne Edwards H, Haime J. 1849. Recherches sur les polypiers. Quatrième mémoire. Monographie des astréides(1). Tribu II. Astréens (Astreinae). Annales Des Sciences Naturelles, Série 3, Zoologie 11: 233–312. [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlesser valley coral  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortype locality China Sea [details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEast Africa [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-Pacific [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (17 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (30 nucleotides; 7 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This is submeandroid to monocentric, and as such may be mistaken for a Favites. It has the appearance of a monocentric P. daedalea in that its walls are thin and high, and septa are exsert, pointed and with ragged teeth. It is a very common inhabitant of reef flats and shallow areas down to about 3 metres deep. It is thus a hardy species, but even in these areas it requires moderate water exchange and is not usually seen in ponded areas. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are massive or flat, subcerioid to meandroid, with thin walls Septa are thin, slightly exsert. Colour: variable dull or bright colours. Abundance: usually uncommon. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality "China Sea" (Veron, 1986). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207486
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-03 09:25:15Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2014-03-16 01:08:52Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Platygyra sinensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207486 on 2014-11-27
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