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Platygyra daedalea   (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

brain coral

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Anthozoa | Scleractinia | Faviidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Reef-associated; depth range 3 - 30 m (Ref. 8294).  Tropical; 36°N - 34°S, 26°E - 137°W (Ref. 848)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 100.0 cm COLD male/unsexed; (Ref. 269)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum depth from Ref. 98471. Colonies are found at all depths (Ref. 269). In most reef environments, especially found in back reef margins. Subtidal on rocks, rocky reefs, outer reef channel and lagoons (Ref. 98471). Dominant coral of the understory species on Acropora patch reefs (Ref. 102838). Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Hermaphroditic (Ref. 113712). Mature gametes are shed into the coelenteron and spawned through the mouth. Life cycle: The zygote develops into a planktonic planula larva. Metamorphosis begins with early morphogenesis of tentacles, septa and pharynx before larval settlement on the aboral end (Ref. 833).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Hodgson, G. 1998. (Ref. 269)

Short description Morphology

This is the most commonly of several massive (mound-forming) species with a surface that resembles the maze-like pattern of a mammal brain. The valleys are typically 2 to 3 cm long and 0.5 to 0.6 cm wide. Colonies commonly grow to 1 m diameter or more and are found at all depths (Ref. 269).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.7 - 29.3, mean 28.4 (based on 3473 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
High vulnerability (60 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown