WWC Yellow Eyed Leptoseris
Coral Type: SPS
Scientific Name: Leptoseris sp.
Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Photo Courtesy of: Reeffarmers
The WWC Yellow Eyed Leptoseris is one of the most brilliantly colored low light stony corals that we have seen. This coral was apparently located in deep water and prefers very low light levels. Corallite eyes or mouths are colored bright yellow. An intricate pattern of gold colored lines are densely packed across the surface of this coral. These lines can vary from copper to gold in coloration. The leading growth edge of the coral can actually develop a band of green pigmentation. That green pigment can also occur in very small areas of the gold line surface patterns. Photo and text courtesy of Reeffarmers.