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Platygyra yaeyamaensis

Eguchi and Shirai, 1977

Colonies are encrusting or submassive. Most are monocentric or nearly so, especially towards the colony centre. Septa are exsert and have irregular teeth giving colonies a ragged appearance. Columellae form indistinct centres. Paliform lobes are weakly developed.

Colour: Brown or cream, sometimes with green or cream valley floors.

Habitat: Reef environments.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Favites stylifera

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Shirai (1980). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

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

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

Platygyra yaeyamaensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Variation in valley colour and structure.  Charlie Veron.

Platygyra yaeyamaensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Variation in valley colour and structure.Charlie Veron.

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

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

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

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

Platygyra yaeyamaensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing colony surface.

Platygyra yaeyamaensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing colony surface.

Platygyra yaeyamaensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Platygyra yaeyamaensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.

Platygyra yaeyamaensis.  Ryukyu Islands, Japan.  Showing corallites.

Platygyra yaeyamaensis.Ryukyu Islands, Japan.Showing corallites.