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Platygyra acuta

Veron, 2000

Colonies are massive and meandroid, with walls forming an acute or sharp edge. Septa are uniformly exsert and have ragged margins. Columellae are well developed but do not form centres.

Colour: Walls are a uniform grey-brown with pale tops. Valley floors are greenish.

Habitat: Most reef environments, especially shallow fringing reefs.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Similar species: Platygyra daedalea , Platygyra sinensis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron (2002).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Platygyra acuta.  Seychelle Islands.  A small colony in a shallow fringing reef.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra acuta. Seychelle Islands. A small colony in a shallow fringing reef. Charlie Veron.

Platygyra acuta.  Seychelle Islands.  Colony with meandroid valleys and showing the acute edge to walls.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra acuta. Seychelle Islands. Colony with meandroid valleys and showing the acute edge to walls. Charlie Veron.

Platygyra acuta.  Philippines.  Colony with short valleys.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra acuta. Philippines. Colony with short valleys. Charlie Veron.

Platygyra acuta.  Seychelle Islands.  Valley detail..  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra acuta. Seychelle Islands. Valley detail.. Charlie Veron.

Platygyra acuta.  Seychelle Islands.  Showing valleys.

Platygyra acuta. Seychelle Islands. Showing valleys.

Platygyra acuta.  Southern Red Sea.  Showing valleys.

Platygyra acuta. Southern Red Sea. Showing valleys.

Platygyra acuta.  Seychelle Islands.  Showing whole colony.

Platygyra acuta. Seychelle Islands. Showing whole colony.

Platygyra acuta.  Seychelle Islands.  Showing valleys.

Platygyra acuta. Seychelle Islands. Showing valleys.

Platygyra acuta.  Seychelle Islands.  Showing valley detail.

Platygyra acuta. Seychelle Islands. Showing valley detail.