Coral Identification
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This group is for anyone who loves coral! Upload your coral pictures and share this group with a friend! Need help identifying a coral Upload your unknown corals with details of where you found them.
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    Taken in Philippines Bohol island. What's the id of this? ... More
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    Hello group! I can't decide whether this blade fire coral or box fire coral but I know we have manyexperts here. ID anyone? Thks in advance! ... More
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    Symphyllia corals have thick, slow-growing skeletons and fleshy tissue covering the colony. There are a handful of Symphyllia species and we were able to spot three species along this depth, but none as colourful as these bright red corals with contrasting yellow mouths. The colony below was over 30cm or 12inches wide. Lobophyllia flabelliformis which has a grey colouration with contrasting yellow or white mouths. The biggest difference between these two species of coral is the shape of the skeleton. Lobophyllia corals have separated lobes, while Symphyllia is one solid skeleton. Each lobe has thick tissue extending from the skeleton but the valleys are separated into small clusters. Compared to Symphyllia, you can see these corals have the same colour but a different skeletal structure. Lobophyllia flabelliformis colonies can also get much bigger than Symphyllia covering several meters and having more than one hundred lobes. ... More
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    For all our coral loving photographer friends, the international year of the reef is looking for coral photos to exhibit at the Cayman National Gallery. https://www.caymancompass.com/2018/01/22/underwater-photographers-wanted-for-reef-exhibit/... More
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    Cool thanks for the heads up we have until Feb10 to submit!... More

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    Still wondering: great star coral or zoanthaire lapis maybe?... More
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    Most definitely a great star coral. What you can do is wave your hand above the polyps to swoosh some water over them. Zoanthids have a long skinny stalk. When they close up this is really easy to see. Same with the Montastrea is you wave some water past the polyps they will close up and you can see the mound shape and the thin layer of tissue connecting the corallites.... More

    Blade or box???? Taken in Martinique, Atlantic coast ... More
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    Looks like Millepora squarrosa! Some people think they could just be the same species blade and box..... More

    Caulastrea furcata is the first of many corals in out indo-pacific coral spotting series. Leard to identify this trumpet shaped branching polyp before your next dive. https://reefdivers.io/caulastrea-furcata-indo-pacific-coral-spotting/5910 ... More
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    I think we all know which coral this is, but I just love the texture and  contrast :)... More
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    Very grooovy ;) Thanks for the share... More

    Another ID that makes me rub my head..... More
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    Looks like a happy great star coral with open polyps! Montastrea cavernosa ... More