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oceanarium
04/28/2016, 09:58 PM
Can anyone ID this coral, its has large raised corallites that are quite distinctly independent of each other like galaxea. Then on the side of each polyp are smaller corallites.http://i978.photobucket.com/albums/ae268/oceanarium/IMGP0034_zps1o10kujl.jpg

tony727
04/29/2016, 04:41 AM
To me it looks kind of like a retracted alveopora. I think of flowers when I see it lol

ClownNut
04/29/2016, 04:53 AM
galaxea

oceanarium
04/29/2016, 05:35 AM
Two i have looked at,

Flesh looks like alveopora but skeletal is nothing like it. I looked at all the galexea sp and none have the same smaller corallites off the main ones?

Dogshowgrl
04/29/2016, 09:06 PM
I know you said the skeleton is not like an alveopora but does it look like encrusting gonipora? They have a very different skeleton. Idk if it is close but hey Google is our friend. Or maybe a cyphasteria?? Long shot I know but kinda like the hulk cyphasteria... With the polyp setup those are my GUESSES. GL

oceanarium
04/30/2016, 05:11 AM
Googled them both dont near match the skelletal. Away from the farm but when back will try get some pics to better demonstrate the detail.

ClownNut
04/30/2016, 05:59 AM
do a top down shot with the coral out of water.

2peppers
04/30/2016, 11:38 AM
Looks like it could be some sort of leptastrea

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oceanarium
05/04/2016, 07:52 PM
Pretty sure this is now galexea, it was bought from a mariculture operation. The odd polyps budding on the sides of the main polyps seem to be as a result from the fragging from the main colony causing it to grow in new directions.