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03/09/2016, 07:15 AM
I rescued these at the bottom of a slope at about 50 feet down. They were half buried in sediment. I relocated them to one of my Biorock domes. Can you help me identify them?

We are doing some coral reef restoration projects in the Philippines - I am hoping some of you can help us identify some of the corals we are finding and trying to save.



03/09/2016, 09:40 AM
The little red specimen looks to be an acanthophyllia deshayesiana. The green coral has me stumped at the moment. Better pics? Skeleton underneath?

03/09/2016, 04:24 PM
Thanks for identifying the small red one. It looks similar to some of the photos posted on this board.

Here is another picture of the green coral. You can see part of its skeleton at the base. I hope this helps! I will take some more pictures of it this weekend. When I found it, the tentacles were 3-4 inches long extended. I think it is in shock since I moved it to a more shallow depth and probably a bit of a temperature difference as well. I hope it makes it.


03/10/2016, 07:21 AM
hmmmm, tough one. Looking at it, I am thinking it may be a species of galaxea coral like seen here.

http://i1240.photobucket.com/albums/gg485/TweakedS10/gold%20galaxia%201-29-16_zps7culb2zu.jpg (http://s1240.photobucket.com/user/TweakedS10/media/gold%20galaxia%201-29-16_zps7culb2zu.jpg.html)

03/21/2016, 12:26 AM
its a pearl bubble physogyra i think, look at the dead skeleton below , thats not a galaxia