Red and green open brains are same species

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by inwall75, Oct 8, 2004.

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  1. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    According to the December issue of Aquarium Fish Magazine, the red and green open brains, Trachyphyllia geoffroyi and Wellsophyllia radiata respectively, are the same coral but just with a color morph. From now on, both will be categorized under the name Trachyphyllia geoffroyi.

    It was also reported in the past that the green open brain (formerly Wellsophyllia radiata) were found in shallow waters but the red brains were from much deeper waters. However, they have now been found living side by side in both environments.
     
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  3. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Very interesting. I guess I should manually revise my coral books huh? :)
     
  4. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    Cool beans Curt! Is there a link to an on-line version of that magazine?