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Old 06-26-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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Frogspawn variant or other type of Euphyllia?

I purchased this coral years ago. It was sold as a Euphyllia cristata.



I've since come to the conclusion that it is not an E. cristata, however I'm not exactly sure what it is.

Here are some additional pics of it:






Could it be some variant of frogspawn or perhaps a hybrid?

On most of the tentacles of this euphyllia sp. there is only one 'bulb' at the tip:
(this is how it currently looks, all other pics are from years ago)


This is different from the frogspawn coral that I have in the same tank which has multiple 'bulbs' on each tentacle as seen here:




Here is the euphyllia sp. in the foreground compared with some torch corals in the rear:



Any ideas as to what it could be?

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Old 06-26-2011, 04:36 PM   #2
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That is a frogspawn.. I would say the second one u bought was mid labeled looks like a varient of a torch.
The first one be excat is a Euphyllia paradivisa .. just a plain branching frogspawn.
There are other types of frogspawns .
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I'm sure there are plenty of hybrids, FS with hammer and torch all together.
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I would say the second one u bought was mid labeled looks like a varient of a torch. The first one be excat is a Euphyllia paradivisa .. just a plain branching frogspawn...
Just to be clear (and perhaps I didn't clarify) those are pics of the same coral (excluding photo #5, of course and the torches included in pic #6), so I'm not quite understanding when you mention 'second one bought' and 'the first one'.

The photo's were taken at different times and in different locations of the tank (it's been moved around a lot over the years).
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Just to be clear (and perhaps I didn't clarify) those are pics of the same coral (excluding photo #5, of course and the torches included in pic #6), so I'm not quite understanding when you mention 'second one bought' and 'the first one'.

The photo's were taken at different times and in different locations of the tank (it's been moved around a lot over the years).
Lol don't ask me.... I some how read u bought one then bought a second.. I was posting while at my daughters soccer game musts been all that sun. Lol sorry but it is a branching frogspawn..
Euphyllia paradivisa ..
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I'm sure there are plenty of hybrids, FS with hammer and torch all together.
I have to agree with this. I've owned a hybrid or two. sold as a torch but it looked like a hammer. wah wah wah. There's plenty of variation to be had among the euphyllias, I don't think it's possible to just narrow every one down into "frogspawn, torch and hammer".
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Definitely looks like you ended up with a E. cristata X E. paradivisa (hammerXfrogspawn) hybrid.
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