Mystery Animal Answer for 6-21-2019

21 Jun, 2019

Can you ID this reef animal, which is showcased in the July/August Issue of CORAL Magazine?

Homophyllia bowerbanki
ACI Aquaculture
Plant City, Florida

Geographic Origin: Southern Great Barrier Reef
Light Level: Moderate
Flow Level: Moderate to High
Care Level: Moderate
Notes: This coral was hand-selected in Australia for ACI Aquaculture, and was collected in an area of deep, silty water at a depth of 65 feet (20 m).
The particular reef where this coral was discovered features heavy upwelling flows. This coral was not cut up for aquaculture, but was sold intact as a showpiece specimen at Reef-A-Palooza Orlando earlier in 2019.

Excerpt from
Edited by Matt Pedersen
CORAL Magazine
July/August 2019

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James Lawrence
James Lawrence

James Lawrence is editor & publisher of CORAL Magazines and Microcosm, Ltd., publishers of a number of critically acclaimed and bestselling books in the aquarium field. He is the recipient of national and international awards for journalism, design, and publishing excellence. James Lawrence lives and works in Shelburne, Vermont.

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