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Coral ID's - How am I doing?

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Dpaul7

These arrived today; sold as FOSSILS.  NO ID with them, so I thought I would give it a shot. 

I think the following are Manicina Coral.  (Not going to venture a species yet).  All except the LAST coral - Not sure about THAT one!

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family:     Mussidae
Genus:     Manicina

 

Here is Coral #1 & Coral #2

 

 

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ynot

Better than I could do!

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Dpaul7

Here is the next coral.... NOT SURE about this one  (1st 2 photos) AND (last 2 photos... they showed up out of order!!)

AND the LAST one listed here... Photo 3,4,5 & 6 I am thinking also Manicina

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Peat Burns

I agree on first one, Manicina (possibly Manicina areolata)

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HansTheLoser

I am not so sure with Manicina. It is possible, but your sample can be also the juvenile colony of another meandrinoid coral.  Systematic sounds OK for me. It is good not to apply suborders.

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