Brain coral

Brain coral

Z145/0366 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.1MB

Downloadable file size: 6.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Brain coral (Platygyra sp.). This hard coral is named for its convoluted skeleton that resembles the surface of a brain. It is also known as a maze coral. Corals consist of colonies of small animals called polyps, which feed by filtering plankton from the passing water current. Brain coral colonies can measure up to 1 metre in diameter. Hard coral polyps secrete calcium carbonate, which forms a protective skeleton around them. When a polyp dies the skeleton remains and new polyps grow on top of it, forming a coral reef.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, biological, biology, brain coral, calcium carbonate, close-up, coelenterate, colonial, colony, coral, coral reef, fauna, hard coral, invertebrate, invertebrates, marine biology, maze coral, nature, ocean, platygyra sp., poly, polyps, sea, skeleton, tropical, underwater, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.