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Old 01/29/2018, 11:41 AM   #1
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What kind of gorgonian is this?

This specimen that AquaCorals sells looks beautiful:


I'm curious what it is (the vendor doesn't mention). My guess is bushy sea rod (Rumphella sp) but I'd like some confirmation. Does not appear to match up with any of the photosynthetic Caribbean gorgs, though maybe Briareum asbestinum



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Old 02/01/2018, 08:28 PM   #2
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O my goodness, that is gourgeous! Sorry though, I don't know what it is. It does look like it is related to corky finger however but nicer.


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Old 02/08/2018, 08:21 PM   #3
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Well I'm about halfway to pulling the trigger to figure it out..


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Old 02/13/2018, 03:30 AM   #4
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looks like a corky finger to me.. that's what mine more or less used to look like


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Old 02/13/2018, 05:53 AM   #5
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I'd say golden sea rod


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Old 02/13/2018, 06:18 AM   #6
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I’m guessing Plexaurella but more can be said once the polyps retract. I had a large specimen years ago that loved light, heavy feeding and sweeping flow from a Sea Swirl


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Old 02/13/2018, 06:21 AM   #7
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Old 02/13/2018, 07:20 PM   #8
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That is definitely a photo... barium is my guess


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Old 02/14/2018, 09:49 AM   #9
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So I got corky finger, Plexaurella, and golden sea rod as answers (and have all in my tank). Based on the branching sinuosity and polyp length relative to branch size, I'm not sold on any of those.
I'l just have to buy and compare

I added some rumphella photos since they aren't as common in the hobby as they may have once been.
http://animal-world.com/Aquarium-Cor.../Bushy-Sea-Rod







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Old 02/22/2018, 05:28 PM   #10
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This specimen that AquaCorals sells looks beautiful:


I'm curious what it is (the vendor doesn't mention). My guess is bushy sea rod (Rumphella sp) but I'd like some confirmation. Does not appear to match up with any of the photosynthetic Caribbean gorgs, though maybe Briareum asbestinum
I believe they call them slit pore sea rod or gorgonian . I have one like that one but no where near that large . That one is beautiful !!



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Old 02/22/2018, 06:21 PM   #11
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Why do you think so?


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Old 02/22/2018, 07:12 PM   #12
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I have one but smaller than that one. It looks the same , but it is hard to identify sometimes .


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Old 02/22/2018, 07:39 PM   #13
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Hey all,
looks like this can't be resolved from a photo.

Thanks for the tries and I'll let this thread die unless a gorgonian enthusiast/expert chimes in.


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Old 02/27/2018, 07:44 AM   #14
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You can really only get in the ballpark. Even experts have to look at the sclerites to be precise. Definitely a very nice variety.


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Old 03/01/2018, 09:47 PM   #15
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My slit pore doesn't have that habit..i guess different flow it could possibly... the original pic is way to far away though too say for sure... still looks like the corky sea finger I used to have... and thanks to photo bucket I can no longer post pics here


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