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Some kind of mushroom coral?

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by tarponchik, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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  2. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    Not a mushroom coral. Mushrooms are soft corals. Definitely a large polyp stony (LPS). Perhaps a Pagoda Cup Coral Turbinaria Sp.?

    I could be wrong, but it doesn't look healthy. Bleached and it looks like it's showing signs of tissue necrosis.
     
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  3. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I hope not. It is very beautiful.
     
  4. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    This is what a healthy one would look like if my ID is correct...

    1474034259_turbinaria-peltata-1.jpg Turbinaria_IMG_2161.jpg
     
  5. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    Thanks! Though the creature on my pic looks differently. Note the transparent "tentacles" with milky white tips on the sides of the stems. I haven't seen anything like this on cup corals. I did not touch it so I do not know if it is soft or sold. I could not find anything like this in Coral Index.
     
  6. RainPilot

    RainPilot CCR Instructor Staff Member

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  7. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    Yes, I think you are right. Look at this image of Galaxea, for example:
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  8. CuzzA

    CuzzA Solo Diver

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    Could be. I owned a galaxea coral before. It looked a bit different than those pics... Super aggressive coral. Definitely the meanest coral I've owned.

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  9. tarponchik

    tarponchik Loggerhead Turtle

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    Did it bite your fingers and chase the fish around the tank?:)
     
  10. RainPilot

    RainPilot CCR Instructor Staff Member

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    I know you’re kidding but they aren’t that far off. I had an Aussie hammer coral that ate a sea hare. That was an interesting day in the tank rescue department.
     
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