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Diploria labyrinthiformis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Subclass: Hexacorallia
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Mussidae
Genus: Diploria [1]
Milne-Edwards and Haime, 1848
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Diploria is a genus of massive reef building stony corals in the family Mussidae, commonly known as the brain corals. Three species are currently recognized,[2][1] all found in the West Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea.


The World Register of Marine Species lists the following species: [1]


  1. ^ a b c van der Land, Jacob (2006). "Diploria". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Diploria". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.