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Lobophyllia corymbosa (brain root coral; Lobed cactus coral)

Wikipedia Abstract

Lobophyllia corymbosa, the lobed cactus coral or brain root coral, is a species of large polyp stony coral in the family Mussidae. It occurs on reefs in shallow waters in the Red Sea, off the coast of East Africa, and in other parts of the tropical Indo-Pacific.
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Prey / Diet

Symbiodinium microadriaticum (zooxanthellae)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Acropora millepora (Staghorn coral)1
Astreopora gracilis (Starflower coral)1
Goniastrea pectinata (Lesser star coral)1
Platygyra daedalea (maze brain coral)1
Pocillopora elegans (Cauliflower coral)1

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Burger's Zoo
Indianapolis Zoo
Rotterdam Zoo
Tallinn Zoo


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Species recognized by Cairns S.D., Hoeksema B.W. & van der Land J., , in Catalog of Life 2011
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Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011