Mystery Coral: A Frag with a Future

10 May, 2019

One-polyp fragment of a coral growing in the care of Pennsylvania reefkeeper Dan Rigle.

NAME THAT CORAL

Clues

1] Distribution: Indo-Pacific

2] Extends long feeding tentacles at night.

3] Adult colonies have distinctive appearance, although colors are variable.

4] In a peak of popularity a few years ago, “Rainbow” morphs of this coral were reported to sell in the $1,000-$1,500 range.

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Give-Away Hint

Here is a an adult colony skeleton of this species, from the Smithsonian collection:

Coral Skeleton. Credit: Carl C. Hansen (Smithsonian Institution)

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5 Comments

  1. May 10, 2019

    SPACE INVADER PECTINIA

  2. May 10, 2019

    SPACE INVADER PECTINIA!
    I have one and love it!

  3. May 10, 2019

    Pectinia

  4. May 13, 2019

    Space Invader Pectinia Lettuce coral

  5. May 14, 2019

    Space invader

    It is one of my favorites

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