Route Edition - Limited Edition - Route 66 Marine

Route Edition LE
R66 Pavona Venosa
Pavona venosa
Original from Route 66 Marine
Established February 20th 2015

RE - R66 Pavona venosa - Limited Edition
R66 Pavona venosa Route Edition Route 66 Marine Colony Image.
An Exotic Species from the Old School Exotic Tanks of Route 66 Marine.
Species Identification is Just a First Impression Guess by Reeffarmers.
Bright Orange Colored Corallite Centers with Pavona Like Patterns
Venosa-Like Surface Ridges that are Bluish in Color with Whitish Edges.
Image Copyright © 2015 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

An fascinating coral species that has only rarely been seen in the captive US market. Corallites are bright orange with Pavona-like patterns. Ridges form around corallites and form venosa-like ridge patterns. The surface itself has a blusih color while the ridges can develop whitish coloration. Surface develops large protrusions or slight nodule growths and is not a flat surface. Tentacles can protrude from the surface when the coral is healthy. This gives the surface a hairy appearence.

The R66 Pavona venosa Route Edition was found and held in the Old School Exotics Tanks at Route 66 Marine. Eric had spotted the uniqueness of this coral species and held the coral in his Exotics Tanks. The species identification is by Reeffarmers and was just based on a first impression guess. Also possible this could be a Psammocora species. The coral does have Pavona and Psammocora like tentacles that extend around the corallites.

Reeffarmers is currently maintaining a seed section of this coral in a 8 foot Raceway Gyre BiZonal system. There were a few surviving fragments of this coral that may have been removed from Route 66 Marine after the closure of that company. It is also believed that a few fragments were distributed by Route 66 Marine, but the original parent colony did not exist at the time of the closure of Route 66 Marine.

Our system is naturally filtered with a semi-cryptic zone and a reef flat exposed zone. In this captive reef the coral is positioned to receive weak to moderate light and moderate water current. The first edition fragment of this coral was sold privately. Suggested list price on February 20th 2015 was $135 for a small fragment.

R66 Pavona venosa Route Edition Route 66 Marine Closeup Image.
Note the Large Protrusion and Nodule Like Growths that Develop.
Right Lower Section Shows Pavona Like Corallite Patterns.
Some of the Ridges have Developed a Whiter Colored Pigment Edges.
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R66 Pavona venosa LE - copyright Reeffarmers and Route 66 Marine on February 20th 2015
Copyright © 2015 by Reeffarmers All Rights Reserved.

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