coral id

Discussion in 'SPS Corals' started by xabo, Jan 2, 2003.

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  1. xabo

    xabo Astrea Snail

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    Can someone id this coral?
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    karlas Fire Goby

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    whoo hoo i found my coral book

    its definitly a leather coral could be the cats paw i found a pic that looks just like it in my book looks like a type of sarcophyton sp. there seem to be several species so they look different but have the same type of care.

    says
    also heres a site for the sarcophyton

    [ftp=http://www.netpets.com/fish/reference/reefref/sarco.html]coral[/ftp][ftp=ftp://]leather coral[/ftp]

    just to be sure i would check out both species with the scientific names listed above it makes it easier for u to find the info HTH
     
  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Karla it's a pretty crappy photo but I would be willing to bet it is not a Leather, it looks like a SPS to me.

    I think the one next to it is a Pagoda.

    C'mon Xabo do tell!



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  6. viking

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    For what its worth i'd go with Matts ID on this coral. Sure dont look like a leather to me. :)
    Cheers,
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    karlas Fire Goby

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    ok ok ive been outvoted :p i did say check out both species to be sure though
     
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    pocillopora ;D
     
  10. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    :D haha, bluereef is floating around here? That's great!  ;D

    Wow. Now bluereef brings up the cauliflower coral -

    http://marinedepotlive.com/1164994.html

    What a consensus we have here!  [smiley=help.gif] :-/
     
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    haha, bluereef is floating around here?
    Yes,last few months,nice board you have here ;).I love this test thread,of course is almost imposible to id sps corals by picture(especially with blury pix)and with expanded polyps ,but is funy.
    BTW I hate that common names(cauliflower) >:(,probably 20 diferent coral species have that name ;D
     
  12. Matt Rogers

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    I hear you. Good to hear from you. :)