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…

Porites fontanesii is a new coral species from the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden

There’s a new species of small polyp stony coral out of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden called Porites fontanesii.┬áThe new Porites was just bestowed with the formal description of its unusual colony shape and growth form. Unlike truly…