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Platygyra crosslandi

Matthai, 1928

Colonies are massive or form thick plates. Valleys are short. Walls are thick and rounded, with evenly exsert irregularly dentate septa. Columellae may be well developed.

Colour: Brown, usually with greenish valleys.

Habitat: Most reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Platygyra lamellina , Platygyra pini , Platygyra verweyi

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Matthai (1928), Scheer and Pillai (1983). Additional identification guide: Sheppard and Sheppard (1991).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Platygyra crosslandi.  Tanzania.  The usual appearance of a small encrusting colony.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra crosslandi.Tanzania.The usual appearance of a small encrusting colony.Charlie Veron.

Platygyra crosslandi.  Tanzania.  Detail of valleys.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra crosslandi.Tanzania.Detail of valleys.Charlie Veron.

Platygyra crosslandi.  Tanzania.  The usual appearance of a small encrusting colony.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra crosslandi.Tanzania.The usual appearance of a small encrusting colony.Charlie Veron.

Platygyra crosslandi.  Red Sea.  Showing corallites.

Platygyra crosslandi.Red Sea.Showing corallites.

Platygyra crosslandi.  Red Sea.  Showing valley formation.

Platygyra crosslandi.Red Sea.Showing valley formation.