Purple Green Eyes Cyphastrea


Genus: Cyphastrea
Cyphastrea japonica
Color: Green

Coral Care

Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Lighting: Medium
Flow: Medium
Photo courtesy of: Reeffarmers


This brand new Cyphastrea japonica coral has a new pigmentation pattern for Cyphastrea corals that has not yet been seen within U.S. reefs. The main body of this Cyphastrea is colored purple blue, while the polyps and corallite ridges are colored bright green. This is very unusual for a Cyphastrea. We believe that this is a C. japonica based on corallite size and pigmentation pattern. The coral also has another exotic quality concerning its pigmentation. When polyps are retracted some of the corallite ridges have developed a pink stripe pigmentation mark. Photo and text courtesy of Reeffarmers.