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Platygyra verweyi Brain coral

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


Profilbild Urheber Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien

Platygyra verweyi. Philippines. Variation in colony colour and structure. Photograph: Charlie Veron.


Courtesy of the author Dr. J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron, Australien, Australien Please visit www.coralsoftheworld.org for more information.

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lexID:
1829 
AphiaID:
289207 
Scientific:
Platygyra verweyi 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Brain Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > verweyi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Wijsman-Best, 1976 
Occurrence:
Australia, China, Great Barrier Reef, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, Myanmar, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
1 - 20 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-08-27 22:19:22 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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Platygyra verweyi
Wijsman-Best, 1976


External links

  1. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Platygyra verweyi. Philippines. Variation in colony colour and structure. Photograph: Charlie Veron.
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