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    Question Can anyone id my brain????

    I think it may be either a Symphyllia radians or Trachyphyllia radiata.
    When deflated it is similar to a Lobed brain coral, and it swells to about 5 times the size, with the texture of a Bubble coral.
    The only time I saw it deflated was when I took it home, other than that it is always inflated.
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    wow that is a nice looking brain
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    Very cool brain....

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    Thanks,

    I've never seen one that before.
    It has 12 mouths that I can see, and likes to eat.....

    From what I can gather it's a T radiata, as the valleys are closed and it's circular.
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    I think you've got the ID right on with T Radiata.

    The common name I've heard use on them is Swollen Brain.
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    Cool!
    I've heard them called the 'Pacific Rose' too.
    Do all those mouths lead to one 'intestinal tract' or do I have about 20 mouths to feed???
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