WoRMS taxon details

Platygyra Ehrenberg, 1834

206621  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206621)

accepted
Genus
Astroria Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 · unaccepted (synonym)
Caeloria Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 · unaccepted (synonymy)
Coeloria Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 · unaccepted (synonym, wrong spelling)
Ilerdogyra Reig Oriol, 1989 † · unaccepted (junior synonym)
Maeandra (Platygyra) Ehrenberg, 1834 · unaccepted (changed combination)
Meandrina (Platygyra) Ehrenberg, 1834 · unaccepted > superseded combination
Species Platygyra acuta Veron, 2000
Species Platygyra carnosa Veron, 2000
Species Platygyra contorta Veron, 1990
Species Platygyra crosslandi (Matthai, 1928)
Species Platygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)
Species Platygyra lamellina (Ehrenberg, 1834)
Species Platygyra pini Chevalier, 1975
Species Platygyra ryukyuensis Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935
Species Platygyra sinensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)
Species Platygyra verweyi Wijsman-Best, 1976
Species Platygyra yaeyamaensis (Eguchi & Shirai, 1977)

Species Platygyra ascensionis Ridley, 1881 accepted as Favia gravida Verrill, 1868 (synonymy)
Species Platygyra astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Platygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (synonym)
Species Platygyra carnosus Veron, 2000 accepted as Platygyra carnosa Veron, 2000 (wrong spelling species name)
Species Platygyra esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Platygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (synonym)
Species Platygyra exigua Nemenzo, 1959 accepted as Goniastrea pectinata (Ehrenberg, 1834) (Synonymy ?)
Species Platygyra gigantea (Yabe & Sugiyama, 1935) accepted as Oulophyllia crispa (Lamarck, 1816) (synonymy)
Species Platygyra gracilis (Dana, 1846) accepted as Leptoria phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (synonym)
Species Platygyra labyrinthica (Pallas, 1766) accepted as Platygyra lamellina (Ehrenberg, 1834) (synonym)
Species Platygyra phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786) accepted as Leptoria phrygia (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination)
Species Platygyra rustica (Dana, 1846) accepted as Platygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (synonym)
Species Platygyra stricta (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) accepted as Platygyra sinensis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonym)
Species Platygyra zelli Veron, Pichon & Best, 1977 accepted as Australogyra zelli (Veron, Pichon & Best, 1977) (synonym)

Species Platygyra klunzingeri (Matthai, 1928) (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
Species Platygyra viridis (uncertain > unassessed)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
(of Maeandra (Platygyra) Ehrenberg, 1834) Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.</em> 1: 225-380., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29725862 [details]   
Description Colonies are massive, either flat or dome-shaped. Corallites are rarely cerioid, commonly meandroid. Paliform lobes are not...  
Description 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]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2022). World List of Scleractinia. Platygyra Ehrenberg, 1834. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206621 on 2022-05-27
Date
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1997-02-03 14:17:27Z
created
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
changed
2013-02-06 17:41:18Z
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2014-03-16 13:26:33Z
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2019-08-18 13:20:37Z
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2019-08-25 11:38:48Z
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2021-04-28 05:39:27Z
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original description  (of Caeloria Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) Milne Edwards, H.; Haime, J. (1848). Note sur la classification de la deuxième tribu de la famille des Astréides. <em>Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences, Paris.</em> 27: 490–497., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.part.29692 [details]   

original description  (of Astroria Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) Milne Edwards, H.; Haime, J. (1848). Note sur la classification de la deuxième tribu de la famille des Astréides. <em>Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences, Paris.</em> 27: 490–497., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.part.29692 [details]   

original description  (of Maeandra (Platygyra) Ehrenberg, 1834) Ehrenberg, C. G. (1834). Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. <em>Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.</em> 1: 225-380., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/29725862 [details]   

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M, Wijsman-Best M. (1977). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series.</em> 3: 1-233. [details]   

additional source Daly, M.M., Fautin D.G., Cappola V.A., 2003. Systematics of the Hexacorallia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 139 3: 419-437.
page(s): 424-425, 427-428 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Robertson R. (1970). Review of the predators and parasites of stony Corals, with special reference to symbiotic Prosobranch Gastropods. <i>Pacific Science 24 (1)</i>: 43-54
page(s): 49 [details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Benzoni, F., Stefani, F., Pichon, M., Galli, P. 2010. The name game: morpho-molecular species boundaries in the genus Psammocora (Cnidaria, Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 421-456.
page(s): 422, 437, 449 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Matthai G. (1928). A Monograph of the Recent meandroid Astraeidae. <em>Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History).</em> 7: 1-288, pls. 1-72. [details]   

additional source Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Chevalier JP. (1975). Les Scléractiniaires de la Mélanésie Française (Nouvelle-Caledonie, Iles Chesterfield, Iles Loyauté, Nouvelles Hébrides). II. Expedition Française sur les Récifs Coralliens Nouv.-Calédonie. 7: 1-407, pls. 1-42. Paris. [details]   

additional source Huang D, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Budd AF (2014) Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 277–355. [details]   

additional source Utinomi, H. (1971). Intertidal alcyonarians in the vicinity of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. <em>Records of the Australian Museum.</em> 28(5): 87-110, plates 15-16.
page(s): 88 [details]   

additional source Khalil HM, Fathy MS, Al Sawy SM. (2021). Quaternary corals (Scleractinia: Merulinidae) from the Egyptian and Saudi Arabian Red Sea Coast. <em>Geological Journal.</em> , available online at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/gj.4145?af=R [details]   

additional source Grigg, R. W.; Bayer, F. M. (1976). Present knowledge of the systematics and zoogeography of the order Gorgonacea in Hawaii. Pacific Science, 30(2): 167-175
page(s): 173 [details]   
 
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From other sources
Description 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]
LanguageName 
English worm coralclosed brain coralbrain coralsbrain coral  [details]
German NeptunskorallenHirnkorallen  [details]
Japanese ノウサンゴ属  [details]