Space Invaders Pectinia


Genus: Pectinia
Pectinia sp.
Color: Green, Yellow

Coral Care

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


The Space Invaders Pectina is one of the most unique corals in the captive coral market. The Pectinidae corals generally have a smooth skeletal structure composed of thick plates that branch out and end in sharp protrusions. So they can develop very interesting shapes and morphs within captive systems. This Space Invaders Pectinia is one of the most exotically pigmented Pectinia that we have ever seen in captivity. The main surface tissue develops a brilliant fluorescent forest green color. The corallites vary in size, but they are all colored bright golden orange. Some of these corallites can be quite large. Individual pigments appear to exist within large granules or clusters. The overall contrast between the brilliant forest green and bright golden orange can be quite striking. Photo and text courtesy of Reeffarmers.