Platygyra contortais commonly referred to as Platygyra contorta. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 3597 AphiaID: 289205 Scientific: Platygyra contorta German: Hirnkoralle English: Platygyra Contorta Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Platygyra (Genus) > contorta (Species) Initial determination: Veron, 1990 Occurrence: Australia, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Taiwan, Tansania, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen Sea depth: 2 - 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: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2011-03-25 11:39:25
Last edit: 2019-08-20 09:41:03
Description: Colonies are massive, encrusting or columnar. Valleys are usually long and relatively straight at colony margins, becoming short, sinuous and contorted towards the colony centre. Walls are thin. Septa are highly irregular.
Color: Red, grey, pale yellow or green, with valley walls and floors of contrasting colours.
Habitat: Rocky foreshores or shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Common only around mainland Japan.
Similar Species: Platygyra verweyi, which has shorter valleys. See also Goniastrea deformis.
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