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Brain-shaped coral

Description:

In size may have been more than a meter long. Is not the typical brain coral but has a particular brain-like shape.

Habitat:

Wall deep in coral reef Shaab Satayih, near Hamata.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Bubble Coral
Plerogyra sinuosa


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11 Comments

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Thanks for the comments! It was huge..around 2 m and was far deep in a wall. Amazing how nature can mimic shapes in such different species :-)

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

WOW! Perfect name for it and perfect specimen.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 9 years ago

nice, looks somewhat like my "brain-shaped" fungi

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

this is so cool
superb

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Well, it gets the name from its shape :-)
This one must have been at least 1 to 2 m long and it was in a coral reef wall. they are quite common in the Red Sea.
I could still not find the species name, though. Any suggestions?

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

i thought it was a real human brain

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Thanks, Misako :-)

misako
misako 9 years ago

love this type of coral!

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

Oh well, that's why it got that name haha.

Carolina
Carolina 9 years ago

I was about to say the same!

Moayad
Moayad 9 years ago

Wooow Looks like a brain

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

البحر الأحممر, Egypt

Spotted on Nov 10, 2009
Submitted on Jun 18, 2011

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