WWC Yellow Eyed Leptoseris


Genus: Leptoseris
Leptoseris sp.
Color: Orange, Green

Coral Care

Feeding: None - Photosynthetic
Lighting: Medium
Flow: Medium
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.