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PostSubject: Brain Coral Identification Database   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:20 pm

Alright here is my shot at making a indentification page.Please be patient as I work on it.
I plan on having lots of photos with info and common names.
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PostSubject: Colpophyllia   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:21 pm

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PostSubject: Diploastrea   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:23 pm

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PostSubject: Diploria   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:24 pm

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PostSubject: Favia   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:26 pm

Favia

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Commonly referred to as Christmas favia.

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Glitter Boy Favia.^

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Candy Crush Favia. ^


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PostSubject: Favites   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:26 pm

Favites :
aka Closed Brain Coral,Pineapple Coral,Moon or Maze Coral.
Size:8+ inches,potentially massive in the wild.


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In the favites genus the coralllites are separated by a common wall.Not to be confused with Favia.In Favia the corallites each have a surrounding ridge of skeleton.

Favites Pentagona-War coral
A more aggressive favites,hence the name.

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PostSubject: Goniastrea   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:27 pm

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PostSubject: Leptoria   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:28 pm

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Lobophyllia hemprichi
Aka Lobed brain coral or Lobo.

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Rainbow lobo,above.

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Grade A lobo,origins -Blake.



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PostSubject: Montastrea   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:32 pm

Montastrea-moon coral massive plocoid coralites.Daughter polyps formed by extratentaculor budding.
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PostSubject: Oulophyllia   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:33 pm

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PostSubject: Platygera   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:34 pm

Platygera aka Maze Coral may grow in flat or domed shapes.
Size:10+ inches,potentially massive in the wild.
Recommended for tanks 100 gallons or more.
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Platygera spp.In Oulophyllia the valleys between the skeletal ridges are much wider.


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PostSubject: Just in case I miss something.   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:36 pm

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PostSubject: References   Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:36 pm

References

Oceanographic Series, CORALS A Quick Reference Guide.Written by Julian Sprung
Published by Ricordea Publishing ©1990

The Adventurous Aquarist Guide Series,The 101 Best Marine Invertebrates
Written by Scott W.Michael
Published by T.F.H.Publications Inc.©2008

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