Five most interesting new coral species described in 2012

From cave-dwelling corals to a new species of the popular Euphyllia coral, 2012 was a very good year for completely unknown stony corals. Some have never been and will never be seen in reef aquaria, while others are prime candidates…

Craterastrea levis joins the newly minted family of stony corals: Coscinaraeidae

Craterastrea levis is not exactly a new coral, it was described in 1983 and it is known to exist in Egypt, Chagos and the Red Sea. Due to some superficial resemblance,¬†Craterastrea was later synonymized with¬†Leptoseris hawaiiensis¬†and remained so until recently…