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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786) 
AphiaID: 207489

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 editorMeandrina daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlatygyra astreiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)
Sources  original description Ellis, J.; Solander, D. 1786. The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/131537#page/11/mode/1up [details] [full text]

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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]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [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 editorAlteuthellopsis corallina Humes, 1981 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAndrianellus exsertidens Humes & Stock, 1973 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPanjakus platygyrae Humes & Stock, 1973 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAsterocheres galeatus Kim I.H., 2010 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (15 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (29 nucleotides; 11 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 USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This is a fully meandroid species with valleys wider than the separating walls. The walls are sharply angular, and are usually perforated. Septa are exsert and pointed above the walls. They are in two orders, but are irregular rather than regularly alternating. The columella is a ragged, loose floor of spicules. Platygyra daedalea is a fairly common species in mid-depths on fore-reef slopes. It is the commonest species of this genus over all depths except on reef flats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are massive to encrusting, meandroid or submeandroid, with thick walls. Septa are exsert and have a characteristically ragged appearance. Colour: usually brightly coloured, most commonly with brown walls and grey or green valleys. Abundance: common over a wide range of habitats, especially back reef margins. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Colonies are a striking sight, ranging from encrustations to domes or micro-atolls. The meandering, convoluted calices have high walls surrounding elongated valleys. The Pattern is reminiscent of the folds of a brain, giving this coral its common name. Colour: the walls are always a dark brownish-green and the valleys a bright green or, less commonly, grey. Habitat: diverse reef areas. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207489
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 daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207489 on 2014-04-21
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