Four coral species recorded for first time in Indian waters: Study

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New Delhi, Jun 23 (PTI) Scientists have recorded four species of azooxanthellate corals for the first time in Indian waters.

The four species named Truncatoflabellum crassum, T. incrustatum, T. aculeatum, and T. irregulare were recorded from the waters of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Azooxanthellate corals are a group of corals that do not contain zooxanthellae -- unicellular, golden-brown algae. They are found in dark habitats, especially within caverns.