Coral Photos and Identification
Polyps and Leather 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.


Trachyphyllia and Pagoda

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.)
 

Tongue Coral (Polyphyllia)
Assorted Hard Corals


Xenia - Anthellia
Assorted Soft Corals

 

Red Blastomussa
Blastomussa


Platygyra
Brain Corals

 

Red Carnation
Carnation Corals

 

Caulastrea Caulastrea


Cynarina ("Modern") Cynarina

 

Hammer Coral Euphyllia

 

Fox (Nemenzophyllia) Elegance and Fox Corals

 

Seriatopora
("Bird's Nest") Non-Acropora SPS

 

Flower Leather
Assorted Leathers

 
 

Purple Acropora Acropora

 
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