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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The grooved brain coral grows into large hemispherical labyrinthiformjs and has wide valleys that twist and turn dipkoria way throughout the colony. Seashore life of Florida and the Carribbean. To cite this page: Accessed December 31, at https: Sea life, grooved brain coral labyrinth, Caribbean sea Christmas tree worms in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas labyrinthine brain coral, grooved brain coral, depressed brain coral Diploria labyrinthiformis.

Tan to yellow-brown to brown to brownish gray. Jones, ; Rossi-Snook, The coral also has a relationship with Diadema antillarum labryinthiformis, the long-spined urchin, whose grazing helps to reduce the effects of shading, as well as the overgrowth of macroalgae. A skeletal sediment that consists of the fragments of branched forms, Porites divaricata and Goniolithon strictum.

This page was last edited on 13 Augustat Grooved brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformisgrows in the Caribbean, Bahamas, southern Florida, and Bermuda. There may be a difference in colour between the valleys and the grooves. This coral can live in high areas of sediments. Diploria labyrinthiformis can grow at a rate of approximately 3. Underwater view of massive corals. These are captured by the polyps, by extruding mesenterial filaments and tentaces.


Diploria Milne-Edwards and Haime Diving out of English Harbour, Antigua.

djploria Secondary polyps are formed, which develop to adult polyps. Diploria labyrinthiformis has very distinct valleys labgrinthiformis contain polyps, and deeper grooves beneath the ridges. Nicole has taught scuba diving and managed dive centers around the world.

Continue Cancel Send email OK. This species is host to a parasite in the Corallovexiidae family: The polyps live only on the reef surface. Species Coeloria labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, Diploria cerebreformis Lamarck, Madrepora labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, Maeandrina labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, Maeandrina sinuosa Le Sueur, Meandrina cerebriformis Lamarck, Despite the polyps being equipped with nematocystsvarious species prey upon Diploria labyrinthiformis.

Columella continuous between the corallites centers, thick, occupying half of dlploria corallite width. A Secretary blenny Acanthemblemaria maria peeks out of its tiny hole in vivid, yellow Brain coral Diploria labyrinthiformisBonaire.

Diploria labyrinthiformis – Wikispecies

Grooved brain coral is a sessile. Diploeia optimum temperature for adult Scleractinia coral is between 25 and 29 degrees Celcius; the absolute minimal temperature is 18 degrees Celcius. Grooved brain coral helps to make up the coral reefs that serve as diving attractions. This species can grow at a rate of 3. Grooved brain coral is labyrinthivormis the order Scleractinia, stony corals. Diploria labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, [2]. Labyrinthigormis life, Close-up of grooved brain coral labyrinth, Diploria labyrinthiformis, 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 – Diploria labyrinthiformis “. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. Diploria labyrinthiformis Grooved Brain Coral The wide valleys have a groove in the center which varies greatly in width and depth between colonies. Coral polyps can be seen in the deep narrow valleys between the grooved ridges.

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Diploria labyrinthiformis

Diploria labyrinthiformis There are three species of Diploria coral found throughout the Caribbean. Grooved brain coral tends to grow to longer lengths when inhabiting shallow waters. The alga benefits from being in a protective environment in an elevated position. Diploria labyrinthiformis Grooved brain coral Facebook.

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Diploria labyrinthiformis |

University of California Press. Diploria labyrinthiformis grows throughout the year around Bermuda and in other areas off the Carribean.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Caribbean Sea, Bahamas Underwater coral reef scene off the coast of Roatan Honduras, brain coral Neon goby, Grooved brain coral Gobiosoma oceanops auf Diploria labyrinthiformis.