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Favites pentagona – Red & Green War Coral

Favites pentagona By: Greg Collinske  Today we would like to focus on Favites pentagona or the Red and Green War Coral as it is commonly referred to in the industry. It has been a longtime favorite within many of our…

Top 10 new coral and giant clam species of 2014

The discoveries of new fish species were really impressive this year and the coral and giant clam taxonomists also had their hands full in 2014. Across the board we are still seeing a nice steady flow of new soft and…

Favites monticularis is a spikey new species of stony coral

The moon brain corals of the family¬†Faviidae¬†have yielded some interesting new species lately, but the newly described Favites monticularis will stand out in your mind, literally. Favia camranensis was certainly neat with its shingle-like corallites but the spiny corallite walls…

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.…