OA Inferno Cyphastrea
Coral Type: SPS
Scientific Name: Cyphastrea sp.
Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Photo Courtesy of: Reeffarmers
The OA Inferno Cyphastrea is one of those crazy corals that almost looks too exotic to even be a coral. More like a crazy painting or something. What a pigmentation pattern. Each corallite mouth is ringed with bright red that is developed by the bright red partially extended polyps. Each mouth also has one bright gold spot that is perhaps found on one of the polyp tentacles. The red ring is surrounded by golden colored flower petals that develop a wheel sprocketed pattern. To say that this is a striking pigment pattern is an understatement. The main surface can be better seen in the closeup image below. There are striations or line patterns that could develop in greater intensity. Even more possibilities with this amazing coral. Photo and text courtesy of Reeffarmers.