frogspawn? torch?

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  1. NUGIO

    NUGIO Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    ID please on what this actually is ive seen a few and they dont look quite similar.
    its got a mouth in the center of the (tenacles?)
     

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  3. CG

    CG Bristle Worm

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    My frogspawn has a mouth in the center so i'm guessing it's that, although i have no experience with the torch. Looks like a frogspawn too because of the branching tenatcles, don't think it's that way with torch
     
  4. Gresham

    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    Not a torch, they have straigh polyps. Look like a frogspawn to me as well. Anchors have the forked ends dipping downwards, while a hammer they stray outright. Frogspawns have a split polyp that heads outwards, like the picture above.
     
  5. NUGIO

    NUGIO Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Thanks guys!!
     
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    Boomer Feather Duster

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    The words hammer and anchorr are the same , as the tips look like an anchor or hammer. Sometimes these shapes are mixed and on rare occassions the tips are even like a tourch, mixed in with hanmmers. These are usually "hybrids", between parancora and paradvisa. There are two typies of "Hammer/Anchor corals., branching and nonbranching. There are also two different typies of Frogspawn, branching and nonbranching. This corals is a Branching Frogspawn, Euphiyilla paradivisa. The prefix, "para", is applied to the branching, as it is in divisa True Frogspawns are divisa and and true hammer/anchor are ancora
     
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    Mako-reef Plankton

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    [quote author=Boomer link=board=Coral;num=1078095760;start=0#4 date=03/16/04 at 07:46:32]The words hammer and anchor are the same , as the tips look like an anchor or hammer. [/quote]


    Hello ;)
    The hammer or torch (anchor, sorry) looks like this:
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    And this is the frog spawn :
    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Very helpful thanks - and thanks for joining 3reef.
    I was also admiring your pics in the Member Gallery, that must be some camera!
     
  10. Land_Fish

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    Mako that is not a hammer or a torch coral. it is an anchor coral.
    The bottom photo you have posted would be the frogspawn
     
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    [​IMG]

    This is a "torch coral"
     
  12. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    I recall the difference being mapped out a couple weeks ago now and I totally spaced it. Nice work Mod. :D ;D