Pseudosiderastrea formosa is a newly described species of stony coral that is so far only known from shallow coastal waters of Taiwan. The new Pseudosiderastrea formosa is an encrusting species of stony coral which is related to the extremely hardy Siderastrea stony corals which are fairly common in shallow waters of the Caribbean and west Atlantic Ocean.
Although Pseudosiderastrea formosa may not be much to look at, actually it’s really quite boring, but what is exciting is that we are still discovering new species of corals, even in fairly well developed nations like Taiwan. Pseudosiderastrea formosa is described by Pichon et. al. in the January 2012 issue of Zoological Studies.