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Tubastraea faulkneri with retracted polyps I have several Tubastraea pictures and I am trying to find the differences between eg. T. coccinea and T. faulkneri.Finally I could find some information here:<br />
<a href="https://reefs.com/magazine/field-guide-sun-corals/" rel="nofollow">https://reefs.com/magazine/field-guide-sun-corals/</a><br />
The funniest thing is that the first picture in this article is mine and seems to have been taken from Project Noah. I have contacted the author to correct my name which is not correctly spelled. I will retrieve this pic from my archives to also add the species here, I made it in Galapagos quite some years ago. Anyway, other article that has been helpful to see sp differences is this otehr one: <a href="https://reefbuilders.com/2012/10/18/tubastraea-faulkneri-coccinea/" rel="nofollow">https://reefbuilders.com/2012/10/18/tubastraea-faulkneri-coccinea/</a> Fall,Geotagged,Indonesia,Tubastraea faulkneri Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Tubastraea faulkneri with retracted polyps

I have several Tubastraea pictures and I am trying to find the differences between eg. T. coccinea and T. faulkneri.Finally I could find some information here:
https://reefs.com/magazine/field-guide-sun-corals/
The funniest thing is that the first picture in this article is mine and seems to have been taken from Project Noah. I have contacted the author to correct my name which is not correctly spelled. I will retrieve this pic from my archives to also add the species here, I made it in Galapagos quite some years ago. Anyway, other article that has been helpful to see sp differences is this otehr one: https://reefbuilders.com/2012/10/18/tubastraea-faulkneri-coccinea/

    comments (6)

  1. They sure are gorgeous! They resemble a microscopic photo of a virus. Posted one year ago
    1. Yes, now that you say so this colony looks like Covid! :-D Posted one year ago
      1. It does ;P Posted one year ago
  2. Prettier than a coronavirus - Love it, such vivid colours. That's a striking capture and liked looking at the links. Thanks. Posted one year ago
    1. You are welcome ! always my pleasure :-) And in fact this is the view with retracted polyps. For the opened polyps you can see:
      https://www.jungledragon.com/image/107482

      Posted one year ago
      1. Wow, that's stunning. Love them, thanks Posted one year ago

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''Tubastraea faulkneri'', common name Orange sun coral, is a species of large-polyp stony corals belonging to the family Dendrophylliidae.

Similar species: Stony Corals
Species identified by Patomarazul
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Uploaded Jan 16, 2021. Captured Oct 31, 2019 02:20 in Indonesia.
  • TG-5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/160s
  • ISO1250
  • 15.41mm