831 species

Platygyra daedalea

(Ellis and Solander, 1786)


Ehrenberg, 1834

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

Colour: Commonly brightly coloured, usually with brown walls and grey or green valleys.

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

Habitat: Most reef environments, especially back reef margins.

Abundance: Common.

Taxonomic Note: A species complex.

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