Can you identify this stony coral? Image by May Fox. Courtesy Jason Fox Signature Corals.

As seen in the March/April 2019 Issue of CORAL Magazine, this coral belongs to a relatively obscure genus of Scleractinians. Can you name it?

Hints: It is an Indo-Pacific genus. It is an encrusting, reefbuilding, brooding coral, producing planula larvae.

It is seen in various color forms, from tan to brown to green to red. Coral propagation researcher Samuel Nietzer, a CORAL contributor working toward a Ph.D. at the University of Oldenburg in Germany, is excited about its potential in sexual reproduction of corals in labs and home aquaria. He writes about it in Advanced Aquatics in the current issue of CORAL (Frogfishes cover).

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