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Platygyra pini

Chevalier, 1975

Colonies are massive to encrusting. Corallites are monocentric or form short valleys. Walls are thick, with rounded edges. Septa are thin and evenly spaced. There may be some development of columella centres and/or paliform lobes.

Colour: Usually grey- or yellow-brown with green or cream valley floors.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Platygyra crosslandi

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Chevalier (1975), Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977). Additional identification guides: Randall and Myers (1983), Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Platygyra pini.  Papua New Guinea.  Variation in valley colour and structure.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra pini. Papua New Guinea. Variation in valley colour and structure. Charlie Veron.

Platygyra pini.  Lord Howe Island, south-eastern Australia.  Variation in valley colour and structure.  Neville Coleman.

Platygyra pini. Lord Howe Island, south-eastern Australia. Variation in valley colour and structure. Neville Coleman.

Platygyra pini.  Philippines.  Variation in valley colour and structure.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra pini. Philippines. Variation in valley colour and structure. Charlie Veron.

Platygyra pini.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Variation in valley colour and structure.  Neville Coleman.

Platygyra pini. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Variation in valley colour and structure. Neville Coleman.

Platygyra pini.  Madagascar.  Variation in valley colour and structure.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra pini. Madagascar. Variation in valley colour and structure. Charlie Veron.

Platygyra pini.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing valleys.

Platygyra pini. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing valleys.

Platygyra pini.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing valleys.

Platygyra pini. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing valleys.

Platygyra pini.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing valleys.

Platygyra pini. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing valleys.

Platygyra pini.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing valleys.

Platygyra pini. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing valleys.

Platygyra pini.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing valleys.

Platygyra pini. Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Showing valleys.