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Old 03/02/2019, 07:18 PM   #1
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Help ID SPS?

I picked up this coral that I have never seen before as I thought it was absolutely stunning but canít figure out what it is. It looks like a monti but with tentacles like galaxiaíish it was thought to be a type of Merulina but turns out itís not.




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Old 03/02/2019, 07:21 PM   #2
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Pic without blues on please.

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Old 03/02/2019, 07:30 PM   #3
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Old 03/02/2019, 08:01 PM   #4
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Hmm interesting. Maybe some sort pf Pavona?

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Old 03/02/2019, 08:13 PM   #5
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Hmm interesting. Maybe some sort pf Pavona?

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Thatís a good guess but no they have hairs these are more galaxia tentacles with balls on the end lol I will post another pic of a frag I took off of it.



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Old 03/02/2019, 08:14 PM   #6
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Thatís a good guess but no they have hairs these are more galaxia tentacles with balls on the end lol I will post another pic of a frag I took off of it.



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Thats a stumper. Hopefully someone chimes in. Not familiar with it.

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Old 03/03/2019, 07:26 AM   #7
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Looks like a hydnophora to me.

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Old 03/03/2019, 07:40 AM   #8
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Nope definitely not that either


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Old 03/05/2019, 12:31 PM   #9
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Plating hydnaphora - http://www.melevsreef.com/critter/hydnophora-microconos


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Old 03/05/2019, 12:36 PM   #10
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Old 03/08/2019, 02:57 PM   #11
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Thatís really close but itís not it. Hydnophora Microconos doesnít have the individual tentacles that this does rather it has a cluster kind of around a polyp although that is a coral I have never seen before thatís not it either. The detail of the polyps is how to tell the difference. Thank you for trying though I have been in this hobby for 15 yrs and havenít seen either.


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Old 03/09/2019, 07:04 PM   #12
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Not sure but itís one of the coolest sps corals I have ever seen I love the thing.


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Old 03/19/2019, 06:27 AM   #13
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Merulina? I think that’s the spelling..


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Old 03/21/2019, 11:48 AM   #14
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I’ll put everything on hydnophora still. There are many species of them. Not just what the coral dealers have and very often mis-identify. Those rings of polyps around the bumps are called hydnophores.


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