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Platygyra verweyi

Wijsman-Best, 1976

Colonies are massive and cerioid to submeandroid with thin, acute walls. Septa are thin and uniformly spaced. Columellae are weakly developed or absent.

Colour: Uniform or mottled grey or brown, usually with contrasting walls and valley floors.

Habitat: Reef flats and upper slopes.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

Similar species: Platygyra carnosus

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Wijsman-Best (1976). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Platygyra verweyi.  Ashmore Reef, western Australia.  Variation in colony colour and structure.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra verweyi.Ashmore Reef, western Australia.Variation in colony colour and structure.Charlie Veron.

Platygyra verweyi.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Variation in colony colour and structure.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra verweyi.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Variation in colony colour and structure.Charlie Veron.

Platygyra verweyi.  Philippines.  Variation in colony colour and structure.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra verweyi.Philippines.Variation in colony colour and structure.Charlie Veron.

Platygyra verweyi.  Papua New Guinea.  Detail of valleys.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra verweyi.Papua New Guinea.Detail of valleys.Charlie Veron.

Platygyra verweyi.  Scott Reef, western Australia.  Showing a massive colony.

Platygyra verweyi.Scott Reef, western Australia.Showing a massive colony.

Platygyra verweyi.  Scott Reef, western Australia.  Showing colony surface.

Platygyra verweyi.Scott Reef, western Australia.Showing colony surface.

Platygyra verweyi.  Scott Reef, western Australia.  Showing corallites.

Platygyra verweyi.Scott Reef, western Australia.Showing corallites.

Platygyra verweyi.  Darwin, northern Australia.  Showing corallites.

Platygyra verweyi.Darwin, northern Australia.Showing corallites.