Welcome to our Coral Photo and Identification gallery.
These are pictures we took of our products ... low
resolution for website purposes.
Our coral photo pages are designed to serve two
purposes ... to help you identify corals and
to give you an idea of the types of corals
you may order from us.
Most corals can only be safely identified to species
by microscopic examination of the skeleton.
With some of the large polyp stonys, it is easier
to be certain of a species; but, in many cases what
appears to be one species is really four different
types of corals; and, conversely, what looks like
four different types of corals, may indeed be the
same species. So here we make identification
generally only to the genus level, since, in reality,
that is all that can be honestly claimed.
Some of the more rare types of coral, such
as blastomussa and montipora can usually be
obtained when a box of corals is ordered,
however, the quantity per order is limited.
Please refer to our Corals Information page to learn more about how to acquire many of of species of corals shown here.
To learn how to identify some of these corals,
click on the name under the photo of the
coral "family group" to see a selection of
photos from that group of corals.
(Please do not view this page as an
open invitation to send us your coral
photos for indentification.)