WoRMS taxon details

Platygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786)

207489  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:207489)

accepted
Species
Madrepora daedalea Ellis & Solander, 1786 (original combination, basionym)
Meandra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786) (previous combination, invalid genus name)
Meandra esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) (previous combination, invalid genus name)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Madrepora daedalea Ellis & Solander, 1786) Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41943909 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Note Fiji (Veron, 1986).  
From other sources
Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
Description This is a fully meandroid species with valleys wider than the separating walls. The walls are sharply angular, and are...  
Description This is a fully meandroid species with valleys wider than the separating walls. The walls are sharply angular, and are usually perforated. Septa are exsert and pointed above the walls. They are in two orders, but are irregular rather than regularly alternating. The columella is a ragged, loose floor of spicules. Platygyra daedalea is a fairly common species in mid-depths on fore-reef slopes. It is the commonest species of this genus over all depths except on reef flats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are massive to encrusting, meandroid or submeandroid, with thick walls. Septa are exsert and have a characteristically ragged appearance. Colour: usually brightly coloured, most commonly with brown walls and grey or green valleys. Abundance: common over a wide range of habitats, especially back reef margins. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Colonies are a striking sight, ranging from encrustations to domes or micro-atolls. The meandering, convoluted calices have high walls surrounding elongated valleys. The Pattern is reminiscent of the folds of a brain, giving this coral its common name. Colour: the walls are always a dark brownish-green and the valleys a bright green or, less commonly, grey. Habitat: diverse reef areas. (Richmond, 1997) [details]
Hoeksema, B. W.; Cairns, S. (2020). World List of Scleractinia. Platygyra daedalea (Ellis & Solander, 1786). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=207489 on 2020-11-27
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1997-01-31 16:37:49Z
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2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2014-03-15 10:57:36Z
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original description  (of Madrepora daedalea Ellis & Solander, 1786) Ellis, J.; Solander, D. (1786). The Natural History of many curious and uncommon Zoophytes, collected from various parts of the Globe. Systematically arranged and described by the late Daniel Solander. 4.(Benjamin White & Son: London): 1-206, pls 1-63., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41943909 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Astroria astraeiformis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (of Astroria esperi Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (of Coeloria esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (of Maeandra astraeiformis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (of Platygyra esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (of Meandra esperi (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849)) Milne Edwards H, Haime J (1849) Recherches sur les polypiers. Mémoire 4. Monographie des Astréides. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Zoologie, Series 3, 12: 95-197. [details]   

original description  (of Meandrina rustica Dana, 1846) Dana, J.D. (1846-1849). Zoophytes. United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838-1842. <em>Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia.</em> 7: 1-740, 61 pls. (1846: 1-120, 709-720; 1848: 121-708, 721-740; 1849: atlas pls. 1-61)., available online at http://www.sil.si.edu/digitalcollections/usexex/navigation/ScientificText/USExEx19_08select.cfm [details]   

original description  (of Coeloria daedalea f. incrustans Gerth, 1923 †) Gerth H. (1923). Die Anthozoënfauna des Jungtertiars von Borneo. <em>Sammlungen des Geologischen Reichs-Museums in Leiden, Serie 1. Beiträge zur Geologie Ost-Asiens und Australiens.</em> 10 (1): 37-136, pls. 1-9. [details]   

basis of record Veron JEN. (1986). Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacific. <em>Angus & Robertson Publishers.</em>  [details]   

additional source Sheppard CRC. (1987). Coral species of the Indian Ocean and adjacent seas: a synonymised compilation and some regional distribution patterns. <em>Atoll Research Bulletin.</em> 307: 1-32., available online at http:// https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00775630.307.1 [details]   

additional source Veron JEN, Pichon M, Wijsman-Best M. (1977). Scleractinia of Eastern Australia – Part II. Families Faviidae, Trachyphylliidae. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science Monograph series.</em> 3: 1-233. [details]   

additional source Cairns SD, Hoeksema BW, van der Land J. (2007). as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Veron JEN. (2000). Corals of the World. Vol. 1–3. <em>Australian Institute of Marine Science and CRR, Queensland, Australia.</em>  [details]   

additional source Huang D, Benzoni F, Fukami H, Knowlton N, Smith ND, Budd AF (2014) Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 171: 277–355. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Biology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Description This is a fully meandroid species with valleys wider than the separating walls. The walls are sharply angular, and are usually perforated. Septa are exsert and pointed above the walls. They are in two orders, but are irregular rather than regularly alternating. The columella is a ragged, loose floor of spicules. Platygyra daedalea is a fairly common species in mid-depths on fore-reef slopes. It is the commonest species of this genus over all depths except on reef flats. (Sheppard, 1998 <308>)
Colonies are massive to encrusting, meandroid or submeandroid, with thick walls. Septa are exsert and have a characteristically ragged appearance. Colour: usually brightly coloured, most commonly with brown walls and grey or green valleys. Abundance: common over a wide range of habitats, especially back reef margins. (Veron, 1986 <57>)
Colonies are a striking sight, ranging from encrustations to domes or micro-atolls. The meandering, convoluted calices have high walls surrounding elongated valleys. The Pattern is reminiscent of the folds of a brain, giving this coral its common name. Colour: the walls are always a dark brownish-green and the valleys a bright green or, less commonly, grey. Habitat: diverse reef areas. (Richmond, 1997) [details]

Type locality Fiji (Veron, 1986). [details]
LanguageName 
English lesser valley coral  [details]
Japanese ヒラノウサンゴ  [details]