Eguchipsammia

A visit to the Smithsonian Institution’s vast coral collection

Aquarists spend the majority of their coral-keeping career looking at, staring at, and growing live corals, hopefully. This is the inverse case for coral taxonomists such as Dr. Stephen Cairns who studies the remains of corals as skeletons, and all…

Balanopsammia wirtzi, a new azoox coral species and genus from the Cape Verde Islands

Newly described stony corals are few and far between but West Africa has been hiding more than that in accessible, relatively shallow water. The new coral Balanopsammia wirtzi is an azooxanthellate stony coral from West Africa which was recently discovered to…

Illustrated key to azooxanthellate Scleractinia is high def identification gold

An illustrated key to the genera and subgenera of the recent Azooxanthellate Scleractinia, is one of the coolest in depth LPS azoox identification keys we’ve come across. Even if you have zero interest in azoox corals, you absolutely have to check…

Eguchipsammia at Extreme Corals DE is the first Micro Dendro we’ve seen in a couple years

Eguchipsammia, or Micro Dendro Coral as it is more commonly known is a really cool coral that seemingly no one talks about. Eguchipsammia started showing up in the trade about four years ago where it was widely distributed as Micro…

Hanapapa’s NPS stony corals are a dream for azoox coral lovers

We’ve covered plenty of amazing azoox reef tanks and azoox corals before, but this Japanese azoox corals in Hanapapa’s tank is on a whole new level. The azoox corals in this tank are so drool worthy that we are not…