Name this Reef Animal
24 Feb, 2022
Proof, once again, that Nature can display an astonishing sense of color, this image may resemble a bolt of designer fabric but actually comes from a Texas reef aquarium. Can you name the organism pictured? Clues: the prevailing trade name has some rah-rah spirit as well as ties to one of the most-feared animals in the North woods—Gulo gulo to zoologists.
Hint #1: This is a highly desirable color form of an easy-to-keep reef aquarium genus.
Hint #2: Its trade name is linked to a school whose official colors are blue and maize.
Hint #3: Its trade name is also associated with a beast known as Gulo gulo, for “glutton, glutton”—a four-footed creature once described as “a cross between a Raccoon and a Grizzly Bear.”