MYSTERY CORAL ANSWER: Jaw Dropper Acropora

19 Apr, 2019

This gorgeous coral is Reef Raft Canada's Jaw Dropper Acropora, grown and fragged by hobbyist-coral farmer Thinh Vu. Image: Michael Vargas Photography.

This gorgeous coral is Reef Raft Canada’s Jaw Dropper Acropora, grown and fragged by hobbyist-coral farmer Thinh Vu. Image: Michael Vargas Photography.

Excerpt from Coral Visions,
CORAL Magazine, May/June 2019


Acropora sp.

Thinh Vu
Mythical Corals
Grand Prairie, Texas

Growing frag at Mythical Corals.

Geographic Origin: Sulawesi, Indonesia
Light Level: High; 350–400 PAR recommended
Flow Level: Moderate to High
Care Level: Difficult

Notes: Photographer Michael Vargas, who captured this image, noted that it was the third photo session with this particular coral, one of his favorite subjects. “I look forward to seeing it every time I’m at Thinh Vu’s Texas facility.”

“The image was shot hand-held, with the tank flow turned off to help stabilize the camera and Building An Obsession Camera Tube, which allowed for crisp top-down photography.”

Half-inch frags of Reef Raft Canada’s JAW DROPPER have reportedly sold for up to $2,000 each.

See this coral, and many other stunning or one-of-a-kind specimens, collected in the CORAL VISIONS column, presented in glorious high-resolution print in the May/June Issue of CORAL Magazine. Starts to mail in the week of April 22nd.

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Reef to Rainforest Media, LLC is the publisher of award-winning magazines and books in the fields of aquarium keeping, aquatics, and marine science. It is the English-language publisher of CORAL Magazine and is based in Shelburne, Vermont, USA.

1 Comment

  1. April 19, 2019

    That coral doesn’t look like that in the wild and therefore it’s almost impossible to identify. Beautiful species.

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