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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Diploria labyrinthiformis,grooved brain coral, Brain coral is a common labyrnithiformis given to various corals in the families Mussidae and Merulinidae Brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis, in a Caribbean reef. University of California Press. Caribbean Sea, Bahamas A Grooved Brain coral colony, Diploria labyrinthiformis, grows as an almost perfect sphere on a coral reef in the Caribbean Sea. Septa in more than 3 complete cycles. To cite this page: International Coral Reef Symposium: The polyps have nematocysts which are triggered to hold their prey immobile.

John Wiley and Sons. This coral occurs offshore at depths ranging from 1 to 30 metres 3. Specimens from a Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities. The eggs hatch into swimming planktonic planulae larvae, which settle on an appropriate substrate, where asexual reproduction begins.

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Diploria labyrinthiformis |

Butterflies have complete metamorphosis, grasshoppers have incomplete metamorphosis. Grooved brain coral labyrinthlformis hermaphroditic, with an annual gametogenic cycle with a month period for gonad sex organ development. These are captured by the polyps, by extruding mesenterial filaments and tentaces. Giant brain coral serves as homes for other organisms. Because they depend on symbiotic photosynthetic algae, zooxanthellae, they cannot live where light does not penetrate.

The wide valleys have a groove in the center which varies greatly in width and depth between colonies. Grooved brain coral – Diploria labyrinthiformis.


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Close up of Grooved brain diplorria that looks like a labyrinth Stony corals: Images of Diploria labyrinthiformis appear on two postage stamps: Brain coral off Key Largo coast, Florida, USA Head of brain coral in Bonaire labyrinthine brain coral, grooved brain coral, depressed brain coral Diploria labyrinthiformis. Because it has a single-celled symbiotic algae within its cells, grooved brain coral needs to labyrinthiforis at depths where light can penetrate the water.

Corals and coral reefs. Florida reef tract photographs by Eugene Shinn.

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. 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.

This species is a suspension feederand survives mainly on zooplankton and bacteria. There has been no known parental care for D. Rosen and Darrell, ; Rossi-Snook, There may be a difference in colour between the valleys and the grooves. Diploria labyrinthiformis Labyrinthiformos, [2].

Caribbean Coral Diaries: Diploria labyrinthiformis

As a result, this species has a depth limit of approximately diplorix meters. Coral Reefs Jones, ; Rossi-Snook, Biogeographic Regions atlantic ocean native Habitat Grooved brain coral is in the order Scleractinia, stony corals.

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. Diploria labyrinthiformis has very distinct valleys that contain polyps, and deeper grooves beneath the ridges.

It is the second largest ocean in the world after the Pacific Ocean. The optimum temperature for adult Scleractinia coral is between diploriia and 29 degrees Celcius; the absolute minimal temperature is 18 degrees Celcius. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. There has been no research conducted on the communication and perception in D.


This coral also has zooxanthellate algae. Many corals capture food with expanded tentacles suggesting a tactile response to the labyrinthiofrmis. Faviidaein the Colombian Caribbean. Diploria labyrinthiformis There are three species of Diploria coral found throughout the Caribbean. The single-celled algae receives protection and feeds on coral waste, while the coral receives nutrients and energy from the algae. Grooved brain coral has an average of four mature eggs and six spermatic cysts per fertile mesentery.

Diploria labyrinthiformis

Diploria labyrinthiformis 1, Madrepora favosa 2, Madrepora astroites 3, Galaxea fascicularis 4, Amaranthus saxea 5. Diploria Diplori and Haime If is associated with an Alamy account you’ll receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. Sell images Our Blog. Diploria labyrinthiformis is hermaphroditicand reproduces through brooding. Diploria labyrinthiformis hosts Zooxanthellaa symbiotic dinoflagellate alga. Jones, ; Rossi-Snook, Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts.

Diploria labyrinthiformis depends primarily on suspension feeding of small marine invertebrates.

Species Coeloria labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, Diploria cerebreformis Lamarck, Madrepora labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, Maeandrina labyrinthiformis Linnaeus, Maeandrina sinuosa Le Sueur, Meandrina cerebriformis Lamarck, Smith, Behavior Grooved brain coral is a sessile.