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    what kind of coral is this ???

    Can someone ID the following coral ? It seems like a cross between star polyps and a leather, basically star polyps that have it's own body, when the polyps are retracted this thing looks kind of like an octopus with a bunch of legs. Polyps are bright fluo green. It is very sensitive, when ou touch it polyps wont come out for about a day or two.

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    some type of anthelia??

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    Nick, I think I found it........Pachyclavularia violacea....Mat Coral
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    That is a soft coral from the Family Briareum(Star Polyps)there are several varietys this one is the branch type I have a neon green one.

    The P.Viiolacea forms plates rather than branches like the one shown in your pic.
    HTH

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    Cool

    its green star polyps..I have them as well.

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    wow cool.. thasnks guys.. i didnt know there was such a thing as branching star polyps !
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