cyphastrea

Cyphastrea magna, New Species Of Stony Coral From The Red Sea

I always say this when a new species of TRUE stony coral is described, these are rare and few between. We only see a few new Scleractinia described every year, and it looks like Cyphastrea magna will be the second species, and…

New Species: Cyphastrea salae From Lord Howe Island, Australia

Cyphastrea salae is the newest species of hard coral to be described from Lord Howe Island. The discovery of a new species, suggests that the fauna of this isolated location in the Tasman Sea off south eastern Australia is even…

Cyphastrea is the perfect aquarium coral

Cyphastrea is a unique group of reef corals which are nearly ‘perfect’ residents of home reef aquariums. This primarily encrusting coral is colorful, incredibly hardy, and it grows unbelievably fast, even under a wide range of conditions. The meteor shower…

Cyphastrea kausti, a new stony coral species from the Red Sea

Cyphastrea kausti is a newly described species from the Red Sea, present in the central and northern parts but seemingly absent from the south end of the Red Sea. The new species C. kausti is readily distinguished from all other species of Cyphastrea…

Rainbow Corals: The Master Aquarium List

Twenty years ago, “mini reef hobbyists” were lucky to get corals in a particularly juicy shade of brown, and if they were lucky there might be a hint of green in an elegance coral or trachyphyllia. But this is 2015…

Coral rolloliths can occur in really unexpected species

We tend to think of most corals as being stationary, one-sided colonies of creatures but in some habitats, an abundance of corals occur as living tumbleweeds. When colonial corals occur as unattached rolling living rocks they are called ‘rolloliths’ – while…