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Sieufei
05/06/2015, 09:23 PM
http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/Sieufei/_DSC0804_zpsp22fcdi5.jpg
I was told it was an oxypora but doesnt really look like one

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/Sieufei/_DSC0781_zpsrxmfosqw.jpg

I think its Echinophyllia aspera

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll221/Sieufei/green%20red%20polyps_zps5ufs2rt4.jpg

and no clue what type of chalice this is


thanks in advance

Tweaked
05/08/2015, 04:46 AM
First pic - a. echinata. And the last one I'm leaning toward pectinia coral actually.

Sieufei
05/08/2015, 11:30 AM
I hope you don't mean acropora echinata...

SaltyWalter
05/08/2015, 12:09 PM
I hope you don't mean acropora echinata...

lol, acanthastrea echinata... and i agree.

Last picture is a mycedium species

and the second is most likely in the echinophyllia genus, not sure on the species, might be aspera.

Sieufei
05/08/2015, 01:21 PM
I find the polyps are not consistent as acan echinata, the Lfs said it was some kind of oxypora sp

aromano
05/09/2015, 08:39 AM
first looks like an acan echinata to me LFS are often mistaken

SaltyWalter
05/10/2015, 08:44 PM
Are the coralites higher than the rest of the skeleton or pretty much flat? All 4 oxypora species will have a slightly elevated polyp.

I can see why they say that, but also see similarities to echinata. I see the larger gaps between coralites and then some compacted.

A better picture will less blue might reveal more. Also, try and get a picture when the flesh is pulled tight to the skeleton, or if possible is there an an area of recessed tissue?

SaltyWalter
05/10/2015, 09:44 PM
Possibly acan rotundoflora too

Sieufei
05/11/2015, 03:05 PM
Thanks for insight, ill try to get better pics

Tweaked
05/11/2015, 03:37 PM
Possibly acan rotundoflora too

agree, but thoughts on plating pectinia??

http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg485/TweakedS10/IMG_9653copy_zpsso7y4z86.jpg (http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/TweakedS10/media/IMG_9653copy_zpsso7y4z86.jpg.html)

SaltyWalter
05/11/2015, 03:55 PM
agree, but thoughts on plating pectinia??

http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg485/TweakedS10/IMG_9653copy_zpsso7y4z86.jpg (http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/TweakedS10/media/IMG_9653copy_zpsso7y4z86.jpg.html)

You mean on the last one right? Yes, but unless its a very fresh cut off a large piece, then the edges on his are too smooth. Pectina arealmost always ruffled.

Tweaked
05/11/2015, 05:03 PM
Yep last one

tanked_life
05/11/2015, 05:23 PM
Just curious but you guys dont think it is favia? Sort if has the colors and polyps size of Raptors Peace Favia

SaltyWalter
05/11/2015, 11:31 PM
No, none of the there are favia. Here's my raptors peace favia...

Tweaked
05/12/2015, 05:24 AM
No, none of the there are favia. Here's my raptors peace favia...

Agreed. 1 and 2 are ID'd. But the last one has us guessing a bit still lol.

SaltyWalter
05/12/2015, 09:46 AM
Yeah a different angle on the last one to see more depth to the coral, how raised the coralites are and how it's growing will reveal more for sure.

See how the picture tweaked put up you can see how each mouth is kinda sunk in from the walls of each coralites? And the edge us lifted up a its growing out? Ita hard to tell in your third picif they are lime this or all raised way up. And is it encrusting g and attaching to a rock or plating out. Even a picture of the underside will help, as pectinas don't attach to rock like mycediums