Symmetrical brain coral
Brain corals. Stony corals. Colonies form smoothly plates to
hemisherical domes. Long valleys are often connected and usually
convoluted, except near colony's edge.
To be confused with
Knobby brain coral Pseudodiploria clivosa
latter species has rather hooked curves and may have irregular knobs protruding
from the on the surface.)
- Boulder brain coral Colpophyllia natans.
(The latter species has a groove on top of the
Size: Up to 2m in diameter.
Colour: Green to
brown or bluish.
Shape: Colonies form smoothly plates to hemisherical
domes. Long valleys are often connected and usually convoluted, except near
Habitat environment and ecology
Inhabit various environments, mostly between 6 and 12
Bonaire, St. Eustatius
[Niels Schrieken, march 2015]: [Floris Bennrema, 2016]
- Humann, P., & DeLoach, N. (2013). Reef Coral
Identification: Florida, Caribbean,
Bahamas (p 276). Third edition. Jacksonville (FL): New World Publications.
- Coralpedia,your guide to Caribbean Corals and sponges. University of Warwick as Diploria strigosa.
Guide to Caribbean Diving. M. De Kluijver, G. Gijswijt, R. de Leon & I. da
Cunda as Diploria strigosa.