One species or two? Decade-old debate on coral might finally be over

Coral reef with a variety of fish in the ocean.

A coral reef, which houses many different fish in the ocean. Image: Olga Tsai/Unsplash

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For decades, scientists had debated whether P. kükenthali was its own species. Image: Thinga
A female colony of the coral Plexaura homomalla releases eggs into the water (seen as bright white specks).
White specs float in the water, which are female P. homomalla eggs. Image: Mary Alice Coffroth


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A colony of the coral Plexaura homomalla in the Florida Keys.
Image shows the P. homomalla coral in Florida. Image: Mary Alice Coffroth, as published in Coral Reefs

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