Nanipora ‘Living Fossil’ Coral Discovered Thriving in South China Sea

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  1. Jake Adams

    Jake Adams Valuable Member R2R Supporter Article Contributor

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    Nanipora is a very bizarre and unusual type of ‘fossil coral’ that you might have growing in your tank without even knowing it. First described just a couple short years ago, Nanipora is very unique in being able to grow a calcified skeleton, something only Tubipora pipe organ and Heliopora blue ridge are able to do among the Octocorals. When it was first described genetic analysis […]

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