psammocora

Top 7 new coral species of 2015

2015 was a record-setting year for new species of corals, not in terms of the number of new descriptions, but in sheer biological extremes and new discoveries. There were far more new species of reef fish described in 2015, but…

Psammocora eldredgei sets new record for mesophotic photosynthesis

Psammocora eldredgei is a new species of stony coral that is remarkable not for its size or appearance, but for how deep this Scleratinian was collected from. Most new species of stony corals are really rare, very odd, or come…

Neon green Psammocora discovered living as a rollolith in Australia

A couple of neon green Psammocora have just been discovered to be living unattached, as free living coral colonies known as ‘rolloliths’.¬†Psammocora is just the latest stony coral genus to be documented living as a rollolith, a growth form in…

Top 10 new and cool corals of 2011

2011 brought us a ton of new reef fish species and although coral species and new aquairum strains come about at a crawling pace, this year was an exceptionally good one for a broad range of corals of all types.…