Moseley, 1881, p. 148

Senior homonym of Odontocyathus Brook, 1893 (=Acropora)

Type Species

Platytrochus coronatus Pourtal├Ęs, 1867, p. 114 (no fig.); Monotypy

Type Specimen: Holotype; MCZ 2769; Not Traced; Unknown

Type Locality: Recent: off Florida, 841 m

Type species redescribed by Cairns (1979).



Differs from the nominate subgenus by having 12-18 short costal spines or tubercles (C1-2) that sometimes fuse into a continuous basal rim.


Three exclusively Recent species.

This page has been in preparation since 08-Oct-2008 15:21

This version was contributed by Ken Johnson on 02-Oct-2009 17:57.

Page authors are: Stephen D. Cairns. Please contact the editor if you would like to contribute to the diagnosis of this taxon.

The editor is: Stephen D. Cairns

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