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.
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:
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Created: 2006-02-05 18:05:10
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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