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Old 12-31-2004, 07:29 PM   #1
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Need help with identification

A friend of mine sent me these pictures. Apparently, this specimen was a welcomed surprise which has grown put of his live rock over the past year and is now the focal piece in his tank.

Any ideas on identification?
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:37 PM   #2
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Thanks Kevin! I didn't realize that they did not post the first time.
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:57 PM   #4
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Sarcophyton sp aka toadstool leather coral.
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My initial thought was a long tentacle/polyp sarcophytons , however, he claims that the entire species is more fluid/soft like an anemone collapsing into a tube structure at night. This description obviously would not be consistent with a sarcophyton. Upon further review, I never really saw a sarcophyton with such dense, long, thin and fluid tentacles. Thus, I posted the pictures here for other experts such as yourself to provide input.

Thanks for your input Kevin. Perhaps my initial thoughts were right and I should not doubt myself on the identification.


Anyone else have any thoughts?
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Also would say toadstool leather from the bottom but the top looks like a galixina or however its spelt...Its interesting though.
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Ditto on the toadstool.
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