While diving in central Indonesia, I was lucky enough to come upon one of the nicest Acropora carolinana I have ever found. This particular yellow strain is a classic Bali Maricultured Acropora coral that regularly finds its way into reef shops. But this particular specimen was different.
A new paper focuses on Acropopra tenuis, and ultimately resurrects five coral taxon and described two additional new species of Acropora.
Acropora florida is a classic species within the aquarium industry. However, the species is way more complex than we think, and what we generally consider to be A. florida likely represents a complex of many different species.
Swimming over a very healthy reef next to a hydrothermal vent, we couldn’t help to notice how healthy the corals were. We took some water samples and found few off parameters.
Acropora hyacinthus and Acropora cytherea are two very emblematic species of Indonesian shallow coral reefs. These two very similar species form large tables that grow thicker when exposed to waves and current and are sometimes very difficult to tell apart. But, actually, they are not really found in the same habitat.