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Platygyra daedalea Brain coral, lesser valley coral

Platygyra daedaleais commonly referred to as Brain coral, lesser valley coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

Profilbild Urheber Jean-Marie Gradot, La Reunion

Platygyra deadalea, Maze brain coral , Seychellen 2017

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Platygyra daedalea 
Brain Coral, Lesser Valley Coral 
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > daedalea (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ellis & Solander, ), 1786 
Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Indian Ocean, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Philippines, Red Sea, Samoa, Somalia, South-Africa, the Seychelles, Tonga 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Possible to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
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Last edit:
2018-09-29 17:02:25 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Platygyra daedalea are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Platygyra daedalea, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Platygyra daedalea, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.


Platygyra daedalea Ellis and Solander, 1786

Its simply to keep. Middle till High Light.

Description: Colonies are massive to encrusting, and meandroid or submeandroid, with thick walls. Septa are exsert and have a characteristically ragged appearance. Columellae are weakly developed and centres are indistinct.

Similar Species: Platygyra lamellina, which has thicker walls and neat rounded septa.

Synonymised names
Astroria astraeiformis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Astroria daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination)
Astroria esperi Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 (synonym)
Caeloria daedalea (Ellis & Scholander, 1786) (previous combination)
Coeloria astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonym)
Coeloria daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination)
Coeloria esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonym)
Coeloria rustica (Dana, 1846) (synonym)
Madrepora daedalea Ellis & Solander, 1786 (original combination, basionym)
Maeandra astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonym)
Maeandra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination)
Maeandrina daedalea (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (previous combination)
Maeandrina rustica Dana, 1846 (synonym)
Meandra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination, invalid genus name)
Meandra esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (previous combination, invalid genus name)
Meandrina daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination)
Platygyra astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonym)
Platygyra esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (synonym)
Platygyra rustica (Dana, 1846) (synonym)

External links

  1. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Jean-Marie Gradot (Flickr) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.




Platygyra deadalea, Maze brain coral , Seychellen 2017
Platygyra daedalea. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Surface of large colonies. Photograph: Charlie Veron

Husbandry know-how of owners

am 21.06.09#2
Halte diese Koralle nunmehr seit 4 Wochen - ohne Probleme.
Sehr schön anzusehen.
Mein Exemplar ist leuchtend grün.
am 26.01.06#1
Meine kommt aus Tongo. Die Koralle mag es nicht, wenn die Seiten abgedunkelt werden. Kugelig Geformte können empfindlich reagieren, wenn das Licht nur direkt von oben kommt. Wenn Platygyra's von Acropora's abgedunkelt werden, werden sie degenerieren. Kann leicht zugefüttert werden, wächst aber langsam im Vergleich zu Favies-Arten. Vor allem auf No3/Po4 sollt geachtet werden. Verträgt keine Konkurenz von Scheibenanemonen.
Nachts streckt sie die Tentakeln aus, die recht lang (12 cm) werden können. Je stärker die Strömung je länger! Scheinen aber nicht stark zu nesseln. Bitte keine zu starke Strömung!
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