ID on coral

Discussion in 'ID Needed' started by brianc47, 30 May 2012.

  1. brianc47

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    Hi guys, can you please ID this green coral. Unfortunately took pic just as LFS was closing. Guy said it was a lemon coral which IE doesn't pick up. possibly a goniopora? tnx

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  3. Lord_Blackadder

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    Alveopora.
     
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    That is an Alveopora.
     
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    Alveopora
    There we go...proper ID...;)
     
  7. brianc47

    brianc47 Thread Starter

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    thanks all for the quick replies!
     
  8. Lord_Blackadder

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    No wait...I was wrong. 24 tentacles means it's Goniopora. Just not one of the usual species and also has the knobbly tentacles like Alveopora.
     
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    Eish. Too early..... But goni it is. As LB said, 24 tentacles on Goni and 12 on alveopora. I counted the middle polyp and missed the more obvious ones on the outside.
     
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    Goni - One of the harder to keep corals. Just read up on it a lot
     
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    lol where do these okes come up with lemon coral
     
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    Common names suck.
     
  13. brianc47

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    lols yeah not sure where they got lemon coral from.
     
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    I have been looking for a small Alveopora for a while, but they seam to be scares, have not seen one in Cape Town for ever?
     
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