Picture of the Week – 9/5 – 9/11


Red and Green Lobophyllia
In this week’s AquaNerd Picture of the Week, we feature a beautiful red and green Lobophyllia brain coral. This individual happens to be one of the more fleshy “Lobo” brain corals that I’ve ever encountered seeing as how its tissue completely hides any hint of a hard skeletal structure. Typically, “Lobos” have a very prominent base that keeps the coral sitting out of the sand by several inches and the flesh usually stays closer to that base. This individual has probably had a large majority of its base removed, and the large fleshy lobes are very reminiscent of a Trachyphyllia open brain coral.


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