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Red and green open brains are same species

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Curtswearing

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According to the December issue of Aquarium Fish Magazine, the red and green open brains, Trachyphyllia geoffroyi and Wellsophyllia radiata respectively, are the same coral but just with a color morph. From now on, both will be categorized under the name Trachyphyllia geoffroyi.

It was also reported in the past that the green open brain (formerly Wellsophyllia radiata) were found in shallow waters but the red brains were from much deeper waters. However, they have now been found living side by side in both environments.
 

Angelscrx

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That makes sense too me. I have a hard time remembering the names of the corals in my tank or just figuring out what they are.
 
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