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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Rosen and Darrell, ; Rossi-Snook, Primary Diet carnivore 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.

Diploria labyrinthiformis – Wikispecies

Grooved brain coral is in the order Scleractinia, stony corals. This page was last edited on 13 Augustat Diploria labyrinthiformis has very distinct valleys that contain polyps, and deeper grooves beneath the ridges.

Grooved brain coral has an average of four mature eggs and six spermatic cysts per fertile mesentery. Diploria labyrinthiformis, also known as the grooved brain coral Brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis, in a Caribbean reef.

Diploria strigosaSymmetrical Brain Coral 3. The grooved brain coral grows into large hemispherical colonies and has wide valleys that twist and turn their way throughout the colony.

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The wide valleys have a groove in the center which varies greatly in width and depth between colonies. It is the second largest ocean in the world after the Pacific Ocean.


Sexual reproduction of the reef-building coral Diploria labyrinthiformis Scleractinia: Linear skeletal extension diploriw in two species of Diploria from high-latitude reefs in Bermuda. Diploria labyrinthiformis grows throughout the year around Bermuda and in other areas off the Carribean. Grazing by Diadema antillarumthe long-spined urchin, may benefit D. This coral occurs offshore at depths ranging labyrinthitormis 1 to 30 metres 3. Crests, or costae, of the septa form across the valley walls.

Grooved brain coral tends to grow labjrinthiformis longer lengths when inhabiting shallow waters. These polyp -bearing valleys are each separated by grooved ambulacral ridges. While 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. Morphology and development of southeastern Florida patch reefs.

The costae between adjacent corallites are discontinuous, and all costae are equal in thickness. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. The symbiotic algae photosynthesize and supply the coral with nutrients and energy for calcification and growth. Hexacoralla sechstrahlige Sternkorallen Name bottom Madrepora fruticosa, Haeckel art nouveau 20th century Europe Close up of Brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis, in a Caribbean reef.

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Diploria labyrinthiformis

Giant brain coral serves as homes for other organisms. Ecotourism implies that there are existing programs that profit from the appreciation of natural areas or animals. Bamboo Black Organ pipe Sea fans Sea pens. Grooved brain labyrinthiformmis, Diploria labyrinthiformisgrows in the Caribbean, Bahamas, southern Florida, and Bermuda.

Many corals capture food with expanded tentacles suggesting a tactile response to the environment. Enter your log in email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password. Continue Cancel Send email OK. Corals and coral reefs. There has been no known parental care for D. We’ve sent an email to Please follow the instructions to reset your password. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Diploria labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, [2]. Labbyrinthiformis us improve the site by taking our survey.

Retrieved from ” https: Synapomorphy of the Anthozoa. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Diving out of English Harbour, Antigua. Right angles of the plates, or septa, make it look like there are double combs in the valleys. University of California Press.