Boxing Shrimps: Genus Stenopus
Banded Coral Shrimp, Stenopus hispidus, in classic upside-down pose. Image: Scott W. Michael
THE ENIGMATIC BOXING SHRIMPGENUS STENOPUS
Crustaceans in the Shadows
by Scott W. Michael
CORAL MagazineSeptember/October 2020
Ajendran, R., Saini, M. Dua, S., Saini, D., Kumar, D., Yadav, P.S. and Sleokar, N.L…
MYSTERY SPECIES Answer: Lace "Coral"
It’s not even a “coral” yet that’s what we call it. Meet Distichopora sp.
While occasionally seen in the aquarium trade, “Lace Corals” aren’t even corals, but rather are hydrozoans more closely related to other “non-corals” like the notorious Fire Corals (Millepora spp.). There are two…
Mystery Coral Answer: Manilla Spy Montipora
It’s time to blow the cover on the duplicitous double-operative that featured as our latest mystery coral! This intricate and intensely-red coral SPS coral is known in the coral hobby and trade as the…
A: What's Wrong with this Fish?
No, it is not a case of problem buoyancy or a mistake by an overworked editor, the Assessors often swim upside down with their bellies oriented toward overhang ceilings.
MYSTERY REEF ANIMAL ANSWER: Kamohara Blenny
Know what this reef animal is? Its identity and the story behind it will be included in the November/December 2021 Issue of CORAL.
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