Moseley, 1881, p. 148
Senior homonym of Odontocyathus Brook, 1893 (=Acropora)
Platytrochus coronatus Pourtalès, 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