831 species

Platygyra sinensis

(Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849)


Ehrenberg, 1834

Characters: Colonies are massive or flat and usually fully meandroid, with thin walls. Septa are thin and slightly exsert. Columellae are weakly developed and there are no columella centres.

Colour: Variable dull or bright colours.

Similar Species: Platygyra ryukyuensis. Resembles Goniastrea favulus underwater.

Habitat: Most reef environments, especially back reef margins.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

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