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Diploria labyrinthiformis Brain coral


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lexID:
4350 
AphiaID:
289826 
Scientific:
Diploria labyrinthiformis 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Brain Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Diploria (Genus) > labyrinthiformis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela 
Sea depth:
0 - 45 Meter 
Size:
up to 9.84" (25 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Dustfood , Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2012-04-25 11:40:28 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Diploria labyrinthiformis are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Diploria labyrinthiformis, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Diploria labyrinthiformis, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Diploria labyrinthiformis
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Characters: Colonies are massive and usually hemispherical. Valleys are meandroid, parallel or sinuous, deep and 5-8 millimetres wide. Ambulacral grooves vary greatly in width within the same colony but may be wider than the valleys giving the superficial appearance of alternating valleys of two different sorts. Columellae are fine and do not form distinct centres.

Colour: Tan to yellowish- or grey-brown.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Colpophyllia natans

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Mussidae (Family) > Faviinae (Subfamily) > Diploria (Genus)

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Roos (1971), Cairns (1982), Zlatarski and Estalella (1982). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Humann (1993).

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