PUT YOUR BRAINS TO THE TEST!

In our last post, we showed you how to identify the following brain coral species in the Caribbean:

  1. Grooved brain coral
  2. Boulder brain coral
  3. Symmetrical brain coral
  4. Knobby brain coral
  5. Maze coral (not actually a brain coral, but is often confused with them)

Now it’s time to put your skills to the test! Can you identify the brain coral species below? 

A
B
C
D
E
F

ANSWER KEY: 

A: Left: P. strigosa; Right: P. clivosa

B: Up left: P strigosa; Up right: P. strigosa; Down left: C.natans; Down right: C. natans

C: Up left: D. labyrinthiformis (Juvenile); Right: C. natans (Juvenile)

D: Left: C. natans; Right: P. strigosa

E: Up: C. natans; Down: M. meandrites

F: C. natans

Photos by Natalia Hurtado and Casey Harris
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