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

This species tends to grow on less solid and loose substrates of diplkria ocean floor. Diploria labyrinthiformis, also known as the grooved brain coral Brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis, in a Caribbean reef. Christmas tree worms in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas labyrinthine brain coral, grooved brain coral, depressed brain coral Diploria labyrinthiformis. Florida reef tract photographs by Eugene Shinn.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Inhabit the reef flat and reef slope, down to 40 m. Atlantic Ocean the body of water between Africa, Europe, the southern ocean above 60 degrees south latitudeand the western hemisphere.

Eggs and spermatic cysts are located towards the aboral opposite the mouth part of the mesentery. Rossi-Snook, Key Behaviors diurnal nocturnal sessile solitary colonial Communication and Perception There has been no research conducted on the communication and perception in D.

Diploria labyrinthiformis There are three species of Diploria coral found throughout the Caribbean. If is associated with an Alamy account you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. The wide valleys have a groove in the center which varies greatly in width and depth between colonies.


Grooved brain coral has an average of four mature eggs and six spermatic cysts per fertile mesentery. Grazing by Diadema antillarumthe long-spined urchin, may benefit D. Interactive Guide to Caribbean Diving M. Grooved brain coral is in the order Scleractinia, stony corals.

Diploria – Wikipedia

New World Publications, Inc. Coral polyps can be seen in the deep narrow valleys between the grooved ridges. 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. The eggs hatch into swimming planktonic planulae larvae, which settle on an appropriate substrate, where asexual reproduction begins. This species is host to a parasite in the Corallovexiidae family: Please enter your password Forgotten your password?

Diploria strigosaSymmetrical Brain Coral 3. After that time, it becomes permanently sessile.

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Diploria labyrinthiformis

Synapomorphy of the Anthozoa. As a result, this species has a depth limit of approximately 50 meters. Hexacoralla sechstrahlige Sternkorallen Name bottom Madrepora fruticosa, Haeckel art nouveau 20th century Europe Close up of Brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis, in a Caribbean reef. Lbyrinthiformis to yellow-brown to brown to lanyrinthiformis gray. Diploria labyrinthiformis,grooved brain coral, Brain coral is a common name given to various corals in the families Mussidae and Merulinidae Brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis, in a Caribbean reef.

Diploria labyrinthiformis – Wikispecies

Grooved brain coral helps to make up the coral reefs that serve as diving attractions. Septa in more than 3 complete cycles. Common to occasional in Florida, Bahamas and Caribbean. You can continue searching for Diploria labyrinthiformis on one of these Web sites:. Close up of Grooved brain coral that looks like a labyrinth Stony corals: You can continue searching for Diploria labyrinthiformis on one of these Web sites: It is the second largest ocean in the world after the Pacific Ocean.


Diploira prey is then transported to the mouth with the assistance of mucus and cilia.

There may be a difference in colour between the valleys and the grooves. Diploria labyrinthiformis is fertilized internally and then releases eggs into the ocean. Eggs are released after they are fertilized. The symbiotic algae photosynthesize and supply the coral with nutrients and energy for calcification and growth.

Grooved brain coral – Diploria labyrinthiformis “. There has been no research conducted on the communication and perception in D. Rossi-Snook, ; Sterrer, Page 1 of 1. Specimens from a Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities. Images of Diploria labyrinthiformis appear on two postage stamps: Spawning likely begins for this species as a result of environmental cues such as high air temperature, low number of solar hours per month, low wind velocity, and initiation of the rainy season.

During its planktonic larval stage, the coral has locomotion. Marine Ecology Progress Series Effects of temperature and ammonium on larval development and survivorship in a scleractinian coral Diploria strigosa. Diploria labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, This coral can live in high areas of sediments.