NPS Leptoseris Found in Underwater Caves of the Indian Ocean

Leptoseris was once a completely overlooked group of corals in the aquarium world but recent years have seen an explosion of appreciation for these low light corals. Over the years reef builders have come to understand that these plating and encrusting…

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…

Leptoseris troglodyta is an azooxanthellate coral adapted to live in caves!

Leptoseris troglodyta is a new species of stony coral which was discovered living in caves of Cebu, Palau and Indonesia. The new¬†Leptoseris troglodyta gets its name from the term ‘troglodyte’ which refers to cave dwelling creatures and it is the…