831 species

Platygyra carnosus

Veron, 2000


Ehrenberg, 1834

Characters: Colonies are massive and cerioid to submeandroid with thin, acute walls. Valleys are irregular in length in the same colony. Septa are thin and highly granulated. They converge and may fuse except where valleys are straight. Columellae are well developed. Polyps are fleshy.

Colour: Uniform brown or red, with pale tops to walls.

Similar Species: No other Platygyra has such fleshy polyps. Skeletal structures are similar to those of P. verweyi and are somewhat Goniastrea-like.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change