831 species

Platygyra yaeyamaensis

(Eguchi and Shirai, 1977)


Ehrenberg, 1834

Characters: Colonies are encrusting or submassive. Most are monocentric or nearly so, especially towards the colony centre. Septa are exsert and have irregular teeth giving colonies a ragged appearance. Columellae form indistinct centres. Paliform lobes are weakly developed.

Colour: Brown or cream, sometimes with green or cream valley floors.

Similar Species: Easily confused with Platygyra sinensis and P. verweyi unless seen where these species occur together. See also Favites stylifera, which has smaller corallites.

Habitat: Reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

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