vietnam

Favia camranensis, a new species of moon coral with corallites like shingles

Favia camranensis is a new species of moon brain coral recently described by Yuri Latypov from colonies discovered in Vietnam. Found living in monospecific aggregations of five to twenty colonies at Hon Nai Reef in Cam Ranh Bay, Favia camaranensis differs…

Orange frogspawn coral from Vietnam is jaw-dropping and stunning

In the recent years, we’ve seen quite a number of “orange” Euphyllia trickling in from Australia and Indonesia such as the famous orange hammer coral, and the pretty elusive orange branching frogspawn coral. Unfortunately, as the popularity for these exotic Euphyllias peaked,…

Early imports of Vietnam mushroom anemones include a few showstopping morphs

We knew that Vietnam stony corals were coming but who would have thunk that some highly tenticularized forms of beaded Discosoma mushroom anemones would be the first unique corals from that region. The Vietnam mushroom anemones pictured were imported by …

Vietnam may soon begin exporting hard corals

Details are scant but we’ve just got word that Vietnam may soon begin exporting stony corals. So far we’ve only seen some soft corals, giant clams and fish species exported from Vietnam. The most notable Vietnamese marine life exports have…