“I am considered royalty among corals – hence my name ‘Lord’!”
In aquatics, the Acan Lord is the only creature called ‘Lord’!
The Acan Lord Acanthastrea lordhowensis, also called ‘The Lord’, is extremely colorful in the Acanthastrea genus. Colors include many different combinations, ranging from blue, red, green, purple, orange, brown, rust, pale tan and pale gray. Other names the A. lordhowensis goes by are the Closed Brain Coral, Pineapple Brain Coral, the Acan Lord Howe, the Pineapple Starry Cup Coral, Brain Coral, and Lordhowensis.
The A. lordhowensis has so many color combinations because of how successfully it has been propagated in captivity. Reef farmers have even more names for the Acan Lord, including the Blood Diamond Aussie Lord, the Green Acan Lord, the Watermelon Aussie Lord, etc., which are all based of of their color combinations. In the Acanthastrea species, the A. lordhowensis is one of the two most popular corals. The other one most sought after is the Acan Echinata A. echinata or the Starry Cup Coral… Read More