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Got this gem as part of a package. Seller didnt know what it was either as they had got it in a package from someone else. It didnt look like much when I got it, but it has come around nicely. I have been searching google images for some clues, but no luck. Please help me name this poor orphan of a coral that has been passed around without a name.
 

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"Skin" & formation lead me to believe it is a type of Porites or clubbed finger coral, but there does not seem to be full polyp extension in the photo provided. Do the polyps extend further especially during feeding, into a star shaped pattern?
 

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Nice, it has colored up a lot since it came under husbandry, and that is always a great sign. I would chalk it up as the aforementioned. You will have a better guess later on after some growth, though It seems to be somewhere around porites, monti or stylophora.
 

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Very interesting coral. It looks like a species on montipora however it is not the color combination of any that I have seen with that growth pattern. It's almost a hybrid of a montipora setosa(growth) and montipora undata. It almost branches like an acropora but has no coralites at the tips of each branch. Very beautiful piece


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It appears to be an acropora - soft skin - could be secale species.

I was thinking that also but there are no coralites at the end of any of the branches. It's a very odd coral which makes it way more awesome. Even on the smooth skinned acropora species they almost all have a corallite at the end of each branch and the polyps seem to sit into the coral much more Like montipora undata or verucosa (but I don't think it's a verucosa)


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I was thinking that also but there are no coralites at the end of any of the branches. It's a very odd coral which makes it way more awesome. Even on the smooth skinned acropora species they almost all have a corallite at the end of each branch and the polyps seem to sit into the coral much more Like montipora undata or verucosa (but I don't think it's a verucosa)


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Doesn't look like any type of montipora to me. Here's my secale which came from LiveAquaria sometime ago. They look to be extremely similar to me but who knows. Could also be a granulosa. It is pretty for sure!

 

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Doesn't look like any type of montipora to me. Here's my secale which came from LiveAquaria sometime ago. They look to be extremely similar to me but who knows. Could also be a granulosa. It is pretty for sure!

That looks pretty darn close to me. Thanks for the responses.
 

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Montipora Spongodes...the tips of a colony were fragged, I think, making it look like it branches more than encrusts. If you think about it, the colony hasn't grown much, just colored up...I think you will find it encrusts pretty fast now. :)
 

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Montipora Spongodes...the tips of a colony were fragged, I think, making it look like it branches more than encrusts. If you think about it, the colony hasn't grown much, just colored up...I think you will find it encrusts pretty fast now. :)
I think it's to smooth to be a spongodes. Spongodes are usually more textured than that


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