View Full Version : New type of euphyllia?

04/20/2017, 08:12 PM
Hey yall,
I think i may have found a new strain of euphyllia. Specifically in the species group of divisa (e. Divisa and Paradivisa) as most of us whom are interested in coral taxonomy know, corals are classified by their skeletal and reproductive systems mainly. A large part of this is how they grow new polyps. In E. Divisa/Paradivisa, the former grows by walling and the latter by splitting and then branching.
The coral in question grows by making little buds along its polyp flesh.
Notice the small buds growing along the main coral. ( the red things are tube worms, not coral)
This, along with info from the owner of the mother colony, led me to believe that this may be a new species of euphyllia.
I have taken to calling it euphyllia germinandidivisa. (Germinandi means to bud in latin)
What do you guys think?

Gaultier D.

04/21/2017, 03:37 PM
Actually, I think this is fairly common for frogspawn. Also, think the red tubes are vermetid snails. If it were new and you wanted to name it you'd have to publish a species description in a peer reviewed taxonomic/systematics journal.

04/21/2017, 03:54 PM
Ok. Thank you

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04/21/2017, 05:28 PM
If you ever see webs coming from those red tubes you might want to scrape off. They can irritate the coral, keeping it from opening fully.

04/22/2017, 11:50 AM
Mine does this too..

04/22/2017, 12:24 PM
thats how my frogspawn does