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Symmetrical Brain Coral

Diploria strigosa


On reefs in shallow water in the West Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean, also sometimes on muddy stretches of seabed where not many other corals flourish. It grows at depths down to about 40 m. (130 ft.)


a.k.a. Common or Smooth Brain Coral.

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Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson 3 years ago

Nicely done, Livan!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

That's just amazing - Congratulations on the SOTD Livan!

LivanEscudero 3 years ago

Thanks everyone. I enjoyed my stay in Curacao very much and this reef area right off the beach was surprisingly full of interesting life.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck 3 years ago

Congrats, well done!

Awesome capture Ivan,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Livan, this striking Symmetrical Brain Coral is our Spotting of the Day!


Spotted by

Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands

Spotted on Mar 20, 2016
Submitted on Jan 21, 2017

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