New Red Coral Species
A fiery-red coral species has been discovered off the coast of Peru.
Hand-Size Coral Colonies
The fiery-red corals’ hand-size colonies were found in Peru's Paracas National Reserve.
The species’ small size and red color distinguish it from its relatives.
The stunning new coral species was named Psammogorgia hookeri after marine biologist and naturalist Yuri Hooker.
The new red coral species may be found nowhere else in the world.