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Colpophyllia natans (Boulder brain coral)

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Colpophyllia natans, known as boulder brain coral and large-grooved brain coral, is a species of stony coral found primarily in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. It inhabits the slopes and tops of reefs, to a maximum depth of fifty metres. It is characterised by large, domed colonies, which may be up to two metres across, and by the meandering network of ridges and valleys on its surface. The ridges are usually brown with a single groove, and the valleys may be tan, green, or white and are uniform in width, typically 2 centimetres. The polyps only extend their tentacles at night.
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Florida Aquarium

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1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2del Monaco, Carlos, Estrella Villamizar, and Samuel Narciso. "Selectivity of preys of Coralliophila abbreviata and C. caribaea in coral reefs of the National Park Morrocoy, Venezuela: an experimental approximation/Selectividad de presas de Coralliophila abbreviata y C. caribaea en arrecifes coralinos del Parque Nacional Morrocoy, Venezuela: una aproximacion experimental." Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 38.1 (2010): 57+. Academic OneFile. Web. 15 July 2014.
3Live coral predation by parrotfishes (Perciformes: Scaridae) in the Abrolhos Bank, eastern Brazil, with comments on the classification of species into functional groups, Ronaldo B. Francini-Filho, Rodrigo L. Moura, Camilo M. Ferreira and Ericka O. C. Coni, Neotropical Ichthyology, 6(2):191-200, 2008
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