Top 6 New Species of Reef Corals in 2019

It’s no secret that corals are hard to identify, and that fish are much more appealing when it comes to new species description. New discoveries like the Corazon Damselfish and the Vibranium Fairy Wrasse grab headlines in popular culture in…

Pachyseris inattesa is a newly described coral from the Red Sea

Pachyseris inattesa is a new species of plating stony coral recently described from several locations around the Red Sea up and down the coast of Saudi Arabia. Colonies of the newly described Pachyseris inattesa was previously confused as belonging to the Leptoseris genus…

Meet the Blastomussa vivida, a new blasto species

The LPS craze was fueled in part by beautiful and fleshy Blastomussa corals and now we are finding out there is a new member of this coral genus — the Blastomussa vivida. According to a new research paper published this…

Pocillopora bairdi is described alongside a partial revision of the genus

Pocillopora bairdi is a new species of small polyp stony coral from the popular genus that includes the highly varied Pocillopora damicornis. This latter species is so diverse in shape, color and form that it has been quite hard to distinguish other…

Five best new coral species of 2013

Over the past 12 months, there was a slow steady trickle of new species being described. We didn’t have any sensational new species like new Acros in 2012, or any wild Astreopora like in 2011, but we did get some new chalice,…

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…

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…