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SeaMonkee
03/02/2017, 09:13 PM
I realize most now call them Acans as a general term, but years back Micromussas was a label. This one is always hungry...

http://i.imgur.com/oYfxAuw.jpg

Optionman
03/03/2017, 07:19 AM
big fan, beautiful shot

nereefpat
03/03/2017, 07:38 AM
Very nice colony and pic.

Recent genetic testing has moved them out of the Acan genus and into Micromussa.

SeaMonkee
03/04/2017, 01:06 AM
big fan, beautiful shot

Thank you, I dig it for a cellphone pic.

Very nice colony and pic.

Recent genetic testing has moved them out of the Acan genus and into Micromussa.
Thanks, I checked into it after reading your post, that's odd, they dropped the name then brought the Lorhowensis into a Micromussa category? This won't be like the Pluto is a planet and then not a planet-back and forth is it?

nereefpat
03/06/2017, 10:37 AM
Ha. It seems like they do that sometimes. In this case, I think the classification will stay for a while. The lords didn't share near enough genetic material with other Acanthastrea to stay there. (Superficial) looks can be deceiving sometimes when it comes to nomenclature, sometimes the biology community is finding.

UKMarineGuy
03/08/2017, 06:46 AM
Always had them, always will...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170308/3ec5e2486fd1180da605ea5f9f08aef4.jpg


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BryanCaruso
03/12/2017, 07:15 AM
I just got my first frag yesterday. And have been trying to find if they are encrusting or not