Name that Coral

Discussion in 'LPS Corals' started by JohnO, Aug 24, 2004.

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  1. JohnO

    JohnO Moderator

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    OK, following are a couple of pics of a type of coral.

    Can anyone ID it? I know what it is because of the help of Annick ( amcarrig ) and therefore she is disqualified from comment :) ( as if that's gonna work )

    First pic follows:
     
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  3. JohnO

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    First pic with polyps partly open
     

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    Second pic with polyps fully open
     

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    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Tubastrea aurea is my guess but that's an odd colour for one and the closed polyps look different.
    Let me look some more

    J
     
  6. JohnO

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    Sorry Jason that's not it, but close, same family :)

    Come on, how about some new peoples have a go.

    I'll give a hint:

    Family: Dendrophylliidae
    Order: Scleractinia
    Subclass: Zoantharia
    Class: Anthozoa
    Phylum: Cnidaria

    John :)
     
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    Well now thats not so nice, I never seen one exported, here at least.

    Is it Duncanopsammia axifuga?
     
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    Hold up, wait a minute, that looks more like a Turbinaria frondens. Its gotta be an endemic for you, huh?
     
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    Its kinda hard without anything thing to gauge its size by, and the shot angle is a bit unrevielling.
     
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    Oh Gresham!!

    I was trying to get some of the newer people in the hobby involved, and to get them to do some investigation, that's what I meant :)  I didn't mean that Jason was old and decrepid :)

    Your right BTW it is Duncanopsammia axifuga:)  :)

    John
     
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    Gresham Great Blue Whale

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    I can't resist, sorry :) I can't let this nice library go to waste. Besides, once I saw it, I knew it was something I couldn't get, so i had to find out what it was. Wanna delete my posts and act like it never happenned? I'm game.