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Platygyra carnosus

Veron, 2000

Colonies are massive and cerioid to submeandroid with thin, acute walls. Valleys are irregular in length in the same colony. Septa are thin and highly granulated. They converge and may fuse except where valleys are straight. Columellae are well developed. Polyps are fleshy.

Colour: Uniform brown or red, with pale tops to walls.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Platygyra verweyi

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

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Platygyra carnosus.  Red Sea.  A submassive colony.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra carnosus.Red Sea.A submassive colony.Charlie Veron.

Platygyra carnosus.  Madagascar.  Surface of a small encrusting colony.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra carnosus.Madagascar.Surface of a small encrusting colony.Charlie Veron.

Platygyra carnosus.  Sri Lanka.  Corallite detail.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra carnosus.Sri Lanka.Corallite detail.Charlie Veron.

Platygyra carnosus.  Madagascar.  Showing colony surface.

Platygyra carnosus.Madagascar.Showing colony surface.

Platygyra carnosus.  Madagascar.  Showing valleys.

Platygyra carnosus.Madagascar.Showing valleys.

Platygyra carnosus.  Madagascar.  Showing valleys.

Platygyra carnosus.Madagascar.Showing valleys.