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DiscusHeckel
01/17/2016, 07:52 AM
http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/mbozcan/P1070510_zpsyuq6otuo.jpg

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/mbozcan/IMG_0985_zpsmvhebbz5.jpg

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/mbozcan/IMG_0984_zps8yar4qla.jpg

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/mbozcan/IMG_0981_zps2ofxiyws.jpg

C.Eymann
01/17/2016, 08:00 AM
Acropora echinata

DiscusHeckel
01/17/2016, 08:11 AM
Thank you sir.

Why did you rule out A. speciosa or A. turaki?

C.Eymann
01/17/2016, 11:58 AM
Turakis coral lites are usually more rounded at the openings, their radiular corallites are not as pronounced as yours as well, so I'm almost certain it's not turaki.

Speciosa and echinata however are practically identical taxonomy wise, so yes there is the possibility it could be speciosa. The reason I think it is more than likely not is because speciosa usually exhibits lighter base color with bright colors around the eND of the branches /corallites..
Where as echinata is usually a solid color and the teal green/ blue yours has is very common to A.echinata.
Checkout ORA Hawkins echinata to compare.
http://i.imgur.com/uEghX64.jpg

DiscusHeckel
01/17/2016, 06:23 PM
Thank you again. This makes sense.

Myka
01/17/2016, 09:16 PM
...but ORA Hawkins echinata is not an echinata, it is lokani.

C.Eymann
01/18/2016, 02:24 AM
...but ORA Hawkins echinata is not an echinata, it is lokani.

Not sure of your source of info but lokani is much larger in structure, thicker branches, rounded axials. reef builders claims it's turaki but I don't believe that to be true either.

DiscusHeckel
01/18/2016, 02:29 AM
I did not know that. Thanks.

I believe that this coral of mine is A. lokani. Can you please confirm:

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq165/mbozcan/P1070501_zpspze3bvy1.jpg

Myka
01/18/2016, 10:11 AM
Not sure of your source of info but lokani is much larger in structure, thicker branches, rounded axials. reef builders claims it's turaki but I don't believe that to be true either.

It's "general knowledge". Just do a Google search. Maybe it is indeed turaki, not lokani or echinata. The trouble is, without a lab we can't say for sure. Corals of the same species can look very different simply from a different locale. It's fairly impossible for us to make anything other than a good guess.

My Hawkins definitely looks different than a typical lokani.

ajcanale
01/29/2016, 07:34 PM
Hawkins is a turaki

selje
01/30/2016, 03:43 PM
I believe this is a Turaki as well.

Echinata look like this by the way http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t84/dorapeach/DSC_0076.jpg

DiscusHeckel
01/30/2016, 03:56 PM
That looks more like so-called ice fire echinata.

selje
01/30/2016, 04:09 PM
Acrually it is an Aussie Echinata, but it is indeed an Echinata. The Hawkins Echinata is a Turaki. And I believe you also have a Turaki.