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Encyclopedia > Brain coral
Brain coral
Grooved brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis
Grooved brain coral, Diploria labyrinthiformis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Subclass: Hexacorallia
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Faviidae
Gregory 1900
Genera

24 genera, the most common being: Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Download high resolution version (940x1000, 330 KB)Brain coral Picture taken by Jan Derk in 2005 on Bonaire. ... For other uses, see Scientific classification (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Subphylum/Classes[1] Anthozoa — corals and sea anemones Medusozoa:[2] Cubozoa — sea wasps or box jellyfish Hydrozoa — hydroids, hydra-like animals Polypodiozoa Scyphozoa — jellyfish Staurozoa — stalked jellyfish unranked: Myxozoa - parasites Cnidaria[3] (IPA: [4]) is a phylum containing some 11,000 species of apparently simple animals found exclusively in aquatic... Anthozoa is a class within the phylum Cnidaria that contains the sea anemones and corals. ... Zoantharia (also known as Hexacorallia, as they have 6-fold symmetry) is a subclass of the class Anthozoa within the phylum Cnidaria. ... Families Suborder Astrocoeiina   Acroporidae   Astrocoeniidae   Pocilloporiidae Suborder Caryophylliina   Caryophylliidae Suborder Dendrophylliina   Dendrophylliidae Suborder Faviina   Astrangiidae   Faviidae   Meandrinidae   Mirulinidae   Mussidae   Oculinidae   Pectiniidae   Trachyphyllidae Suborder Fungiina   Agariciidae   Fungiidae   Poritidae   Siderastreidae   Thamnasteriidae Scleractinia, also called Stony star corals, are exclusively marine animals; they are very similar to sea anemones but generate a hard... For other uses, see Genus (disambiguation). ...

  • FaviaIts behavior is semi-aggressive and it will sting other corals with its extended sweeper tentacles during the night
  • Montastrea
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Brain coral

Brain coral (Diploria sp. ) is a collection of species of coral characterized by the spheroid shape of their colonies. Brain corals are found in warm-water coral reefs in all the world's oceans. Brain corals are part of the phylum Cnidaria, in a class called Anthozoa or "sea flowers." The life span of brain coral is 200 years. Image File history File links Wikispecies-logo. ... Wikispecies is a wiki-based online project supported by the Wikimedia Foundation that aims to create a comprehensive free content catalogue of all species (including animalia, plantae, fungi, bacteria, archaea, and protista). ... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ... Extant Subclasses and Orders Alcyonaria    Alcyonacea    Helioporacea Zoantharia    Antipatharia    Corallimorpharia    Scleractinia    Zoanthidea [1][2]  See Anthozoa for details For other uses, see Coral (disambiguation). ... In mathematics, a spheroid is a quadric surface in three dimensions obtained by rotating an ellipse about one of its principal axes. ... This is a biological article: For a territory administered by another territory see: Colony For a group attempting to affiliate with a Fraternity or Sorority see: Colony (fraternity) In biology, a colony (from Latin colonia) refers to several individual organisms of the same species living closely together, usually for mutual... Some of the biodiversity of a coral reef, in this case the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. ... Subphylum/Classes[1] Anthozoa — corals and sea anemones Medusozoa:[2] Cubozoa — sea wasps or box jellyfish Hydrozoa — hydroids, hydra-like animals Polypodiozoa Scyphozoa — jellyfish Staurozoa — stalked jellyfish unranked: Myxozoa - parasites Cnidaria[3] (IPA: [4]) is a phylum containing some 11,000 species of apparently simple animals found exclusively in aquatic... Anthozoa is a class within the phylum Cnidaria that contains the sea anemones and corals. ...


Brain corals use their tentacles to catch food during the day. At night, the brain corals use their tentacles for protection by wrapping them over the grooves on their surface.

Brain coral spawning.
Brain coral spawning.

These corals get their common name from the grooves and channels on their surfaces that look like the folds of the human brain. There's more than one kind of "brain coral"—several species from two different families of corals share the name—but all help build coral reefs. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixel Image in higher resolution (1808 × 1192 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixel Image in higher resolution (1808 × 1192 pixel, file size: 1. ... The human brain controls the central nervous system (CNS), by way of the cranial nerves and spinal cord, the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and regulates virtually all human activity. ...



Diet: nutrients provided by algae growing in their tissues; small, drifting animals.


Size: colonies can grow 6 or more feet (1.8 m) high.


Range: Red Sea through the Indo-Pacific to southern Japan .


Conservation Notes: Coral reefs around the world are in danger. Silt (fine soil) smothers coral when it washes off the land from farm fields, roads and building sites. More towns and resorts near shore mean more sewage, oil and chemicals in the water.


Competition: While staghorn corals grow rapidly to gain new territory, slow-growing brain corals rely on brawn. They hold their ground by being solid and strong enough to withstand the storms that pound more delicate corals to rubble.


They got their name by the ridges on the surface on them. They are mostly brown.


 
 

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