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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra lamellina (Ehrenberg, 1834) 
AphiaID: 207487

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)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra Ehrenberg, 1834
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria arabica Klunzinger, 1879 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria bottai Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria forskaliana Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria lamellina (Ehrenberg, 1834) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria laticollis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria leptoticha Klunzinger, 1879 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCoeloria subdentata Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaeandra lamellina Ehrenberg, 1834 (original combination, basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMeandrina lamellina (Ehrenberg, 1834) (previous combination)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra labyrinthica Ehrenberg, 1834 (synonym)
Sources  original description Ehrenberg, C. G. 1834. Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin 1: 225-380., available online at http://bibliothek.bbaw.de/bibliothek-digital/digitalequellen/schriften/anzeige?band=07-abh/1832-1&seite:int=00000243 [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 
From other sources
Federal Republic of Somalia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSomalia [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAldabra [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRodriguez [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [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]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPanjakus platygyrae Humes & Stock, 1973 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
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 (20 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (16 nucleotides; 10 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 a fully meandroid species. The series have unperforated, broad walls, which are broader than the valley floor. Septa are regular, and are all equal in size, or nearly so. The valley floor in most specimens from the Arabian region Sea is flat, smooth and solid. Septa emerge from this solid floor. In parts of the coralla, trabecular elements emerge from these to form the kind of columella usually associated with all species of the genus. This valley floor is distinctly different to those of P. lamellina seen from further east, which are more typical of the genus. Platygyra lamellina is not common, though it is widespread. It prefers shallow water on fore-reef slopes and, because it forms large colonies, it is usually conspicuous. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are massive, meandroid, with thick walls. Septa are uniformly exsert and are neat and rounded. Colour: usually brown or with brown walls and grey or green valleys. Abundance: usually uncommon. (Veron, 1986 <57>) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Red Sea (Veron, 1986). [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Platygyra lamellina
Platygyra lamellina
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207487
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-01-31 16:37:49Z  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
2014-03-15 10:57:36Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Platygyra lamellina (Ehrenberg, 1834). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207487 on 2014-09-18
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