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"Honeycomb", Brain Corals, More and Less, Family Faviidae, pt. 2

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By Bob Fenner

 

Genus Diploastrea Matthai 1914. One species.

Diploastrea heliopora (Lamarck 1816). Dome shaped colonies with a smooth appearance. Corallites as small cones of thick walls, and small opening for columellae. One in Bunaken, Indonesia, the other off of Thailand in the Andaman Sea. 

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Genus Diploria Milne Edwards and Haime 1848. Massive, meandroid colonies. Columellae (centers of corallites) are interlinked with ridges. All tropical West Atlantic.

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Diploria clivosa Here in Jamaica  
Diploria labyrinthiformis (Linnaeus 1758). Typically hemispherical in appearance. Often with some valleys being parallel, spaced about 5-8 mm. apart, trough-like, appear double-walled. At right in Bonaire. Below, a boulder being shared with a Montastrea in Belize, and Bahamas and Grand Turks image.

 
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