Help ID Please.

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  1. Shaun

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    Sorry best pic I can get, does not photo well:whistling:
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    looks good thats all i can say
     
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    It look like a very small torch coral to me, but i'm not 100%
     
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    looks like some type of Pocillipora.not 100% sure though,cant ID properly with the pics
     
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    Thx Mekaeel, goggled Pocillipora. So 1st Pic may be Pocillipora damicornis
    2nd grows like a encrusting monti, but has long "feelers" and the rest looks like a hairy brown carpet.

    Yhx Mike but it is def not a torch coral.
     
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    It could be an encusting gorgonia (Scleraxonia)
     
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    Hi guys - how about galaxea? Definitely looks like that to me..... BUT - then again, I could be wrong?
     
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    The stinging tentacles look like ones from a Galaxea, but the rest not, from the pic I have found. Still trying to find pic's of encusting gorgonia (Scleraxonia)
     
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    Hi Thalion - the galaxea comes in all different shapes and sizes. The "tentacle" length (without the sweeper tentacles) as well as the tentacle coloration makes think of the galaxea. BUT, if you do find the pic of the gorgonian, please let us know whether this compares better with your pics?
     
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    Sorry Thalion - do you mean your coral's polyps are thin and not fleshy? OR do you mean that of the galaxea?
     
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    The one I got has thin polyps.
     
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    Thalion you got any better pics yet?
     
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    Ok. Check out Gorgonia, SCleraxonia Family Briareidae. Possible Briareum asbestinum.
     
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    Pavona. Nice find
     
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    Yep that looks spoton.
     
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    Yip, definitely Pavona, looks really great once it get's bigger, makes some very interesting shapes.
     
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    :idea:Yes looks like it is, Thanks Guys.:blue:
     

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