RSS Five best new coral species of 2013

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  1. MASA Admin

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    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, moon and fungiid corals.

    As these species have just now been discovered, and mostly from far flung places off the beaten path of coral collecting, there’s no telling if we’ll ever see these in our aquariums. That is, except for the new*Favia camranensis which we believe we’ve already seen on aquaculture plugs, and*Ctenactis triangularis*which is likely to occur in isolated areas within the Indo-Pacific.

    The point is that the march of progress and discovery marches on. The reason that we love corals so much is that there is always something new to learn and new envelopes to push, and the reef aquarium hobby continues its place in that tradition.

    [​IMG]Echinophyllia tarae

    [​IMG]Balanopsammia wirtzi

    [​IMG]Favia camranensis

    [​IMG]Ctenactis triangularis

    [​IMG]Cryptophyton jedsmithi
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