Comprehensive Description. The origin of the common name for the reef-forming coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis, “brain coral”, is readily apparent: this species. Diploria labyrinthiformis (Linnaeus, ) (Download Help) Diploria labyrinthiformis TSN Genus, Diploria Milne-Edwards and Haime, Diploria labyrinthiformis. (Linnaeus, ). Colonies are massive and usually hemispherical. Valleys are meandroid, parallel or sinuous, deep and

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Jones, ; Rossi-Snook, There may be a difference in colour between the valleys and the grooves. Caribbean Sea, Bahamas Underwater coral reef scene off the coast of Roatan Honduras, brain coral Neon goby, Grooved brain coral Gobiosoma oceanops labyirnthiformis Diploria labyrinthiformis.

Attached to substratum and moving little or not at all. Inhabit the reef flat and reef slope, down to 40 m.

Grooved brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformisgrows in the Caribbean, Bahamas, southern Florida, and Bermuda. Wikispecies has information related to Diploria.

The shallow-water stony corals of the Netherlands Antilles. How brain corals record climate: Ecotourism implies that there are existing programs that profit from the appreciation of natural areas or labyrinthiofrmis.

Columella continuous between the corallites centers, thick, occupying half of the corallite width. Rossi-Snook, ; Sterrer, These polyp -bearing valleys are each separated by grooved ambulacral ridges.

Diploria strigosaSymmetrical Brain Coral 3. This species of reef -building coral has a hemispherical, brain-like shape with a brown, yellow, or labyrjnthiformis colour. Sea life, grooved brain diplorja labyrinth, Caribbean sea Christmas tree worms in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas labyrinthine brain coral, grooved brain coral, depressed brain coral Diploria labyrinthiformis.


Grooved brain coral helps to make up the coral reefs that serve as diving attractions.

Marine Species Identification Portal : Grooved brain coral – Diploria labyrinthiformis

These are captured by labyrnithiformis polyps, by extruding mesenterial filaments and tentaces. In insects, “incomplete metamorphosis” is when young animals are similar to adults and change gradually into the adult form, and “complete metamorphosis” is when there is a profound change between larval and adult forms.

To cite this page: Valleys are highly convoluted and often interconnected. We’ve sent an email to Please follow the instructions to reset your password. There has been no known parental care for D.

Rosen and Darrell, ; Rossi-Snook, Primary Diet labyrijthiformis eats other marine invertebrates Animal Foods aquatic or marine worms aquatic crustaceans other marine invertebrates zooplankton Other Foods microbes Predation Common coral predators include gastropods, polychaetes, echinoids, asteroids, pycnogonids, and fishes, such as parrotfish.

Examples are cnidarians Phylum Cnidaria, jellyfish, anemones, and corals. Diplooria ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

The prey is then transported to the mouth with the assistance of mucus and cilia. Madrepora labyrinthiformis, Madrepora favosa, Madrepora astroites, Madrepora fascicularis, Amaranthus saxea. Width and depth of the grooves vary greatly from colony to colony, but the grooves are always obvious and usually make the ridge appear as two.

This coral can live in high areas of sediments. Grooved brain coral tends to grow to longer lengths when inhabiting shallow waters. John Wiley and Sons.


Diploria labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, This coral also has zooxanthellate algae. The eggs hatch into swimming planktonic planulae larvae, which settle on an appropriate substrate, where asexual reproduction begins. Secondary polyps are formed, labyrintihformis develop to adult polyps.

The distribution of labyrinthiforms corals in Curacao. After that time, it becomes permanently sessile. Diploria labyrinthiformis There are three species of Diploria coral found throughout the Caribbean. Thickness of the septa equal in the different cycles, with septa per cm.

ADW: Diploria labyrinthiformis: INFORMATION

Grooved brain coral has an average of diploriia mature eggs and six spermatic cysts per fertile mesentery. The grooved brain coral grows into large hemispherical colonies and has wide valleys that twist and turn their way throughout the colony.

A large change in the shape or structure of an animal that happens as the animal grows. Despite the polyps being equipped with nematocystsvarious species prey upon Diploria labyrinthiformis. Connect with us Help us improve the site by taking our survey.

Diploria labyrinthiformis

However, members of the genus Diploria are found in high abundance on Bermuda’s reefs when compared to other corals. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. Retrieved from ” https:

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