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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Grooved Brain Coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis

Diploria labyrinthiformis grows labyrinthifoormis the year around Bermuda and in other areas off the Carribean. Diploria labyrinthiformis hosts Zooxanthellaa symbiotic dinoflagellate alga.

Eggs are released after they are fertilized. Marine Fauna and Flora of Bermuda: During its planktonic larval stage, the coral has locomotion. Sell images Our Blog. Diploria is a monotypic genus of massive reef building stony labyrinthiformia in the family Mussidae.

The polyps have nematocysts which are triggered to hold their prey immobile. The valleys are mm wide, up to 6 mm deep and u-shaped in a cross section. Jones, ; Rossi-Snook, Biogeographic Regions atlantic ocean native Labyrinthiforrmis Grooved brain coral is in the order Scleractinia, stony corals.

Thickness of the septa equal in the different cycles, with septa per cm. Coral reefs are found in warm, shallow oceans with low nutrient availability. Despite the polyps being equipped with nematocystsvarious species prey upon Diploria labyrinthiformis.


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Corals and coral reefs. Accessed December 31, at https: Many corals capture food with expanded tentacles suggesting a tactile response to the environment. Diploria labyrinthiformis is found in tropical parts of the west Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexicothe Caribbean Seathe southern labyrinthifor,is of Floridathe Bahamas labyrinthifromis, Bermuda and the coasts of Central America.

Diving out of English Harbour, Antigua. Rossi-Snook, Perception Channels tactile chemical Food Habits Diploria labyrinthiformis depends primarily on suspension feeding of small marine invertebrates.

Diploria labyrinthiformis

Diploria labyrinthiformis,grooved brain coral, Brain coral is a common name given to various corals labyrinthiiformis the families Mussidae and Merulinidae Brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis, in a Caribbean reef.

Grooved brain coral has an average of four mature eggs and six spermatic cysts per fertile mesentery. Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: We’ve sent an email to Please follow the instructions to reset your password.

Species Coeloria labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, Diploria cerebreformis Lamarck, Madrepora labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, Maeandrina labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, Maeandrina sinuosa Le Sueur, Meandrina cerebriformis Lamarck, Because they depend on symbiotic photosynthetic algae, zooxanthellae, they cannot live where light does not penetrate. New World Publications, Inc. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Inhabit the reef flat and reef slope, down to 40 m.

Idploria strigosaSymmetrical Brain Coral 3. These are captured by the polyps, by extruding mesenterial filaments and tentaces.


Grooved brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformisgrows in the Caribbean, Bahamas, southern Florida, and Bermuda. A Secretary blenny Acanthemblemaria maria diploroa out of its tiny hole in vivid, yellow Brain coral Diploria labyrinthiformisBonaire.

There has been no research conducted on the communication and perception in D. The symbiotic algae photosynthesize and supply the coral with nutrients and energy for calcification and growth. Nicole has taught scuba diving and managed dive centers around the world.

The shallow-water stony corals of the Netherlands Antilles. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. The typical spawning season of grooved brain coral is from late May to late June. The single-celled algae receives protection and feeds on coral waste, while the coral receives nutrients and energy from the algae.

Page 1 of 1. Rosen and Darrell, ; Rossi-Snook, ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Specimens from a Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities. A skeletal sediment that consists of the fragments of branched forms, Porites divaricata and Goniolithon strictum.