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PostSubject: Brain coral ID page?   Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:54 pm

Does anyone know of a brain coral ID link?Do we need to start one here?
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PostSubject: Re: Brain coral ID page?   Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:48 pm

That is certainly a platygyra but there are at around 10 different species of the worm brain that untrained eyes are not adept at telling them apart,asides from the fact that oulophyllia looks strikingly similar but has larger valleys where the polyps reside.I know there is a third genus but of the top of my head I cannot remember it.
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PostSubject: I will take that as a no and a yes.   Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:13 am

After typing in the search words "brain coral identification"into my web browser, I realize that a ID page world involve a lot of research and time.I was hoping to find out some commonly associated names will with the various brain corals.Here is one interesting link I found;
http://www.livestockusa.org/CORALS.html
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PostSubject: Re: Brain coral ID page?   Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:02 pm

I don't know of too many common names out there for describing the brains. I usually hear a descriptive terms with a loosely put brain type such as neon green mounding platygyra worm brain or red rimmed encrusting pentagona war brain. Then there are favia varieties that start to connect valley\mouths and get the slight appearance of a brain ,especially once they have attained a larger size, Grape favia comes to mind, these can be commonly called closed brains as well. Another example of why there are the scientific latin names we all try so hard to learn, I try and find a happy medium by knowing both to the best of my knowledge...maybe one day we could have a form of ID page.
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