Coral ID, please? Lobo, Trachy, Willsoni?

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Hi all,

I picked up this beauty for a pretty reasonable price yesterday. It was sold to me as a Trachy, but I’m not 100% sure.

Any thoughts? Thanks!
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It is 100% not a wilsoni. It's either Wellsophyllia radiata or Trachyphyllia geoffroyi, and I'm leaning towards the latter.
I mentioned dented brain ,.. . . which is a Wellsophyllia radiata
 
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I thought the classification of wellsophyllia was removed? Am I misunderstanding Than here?

 
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The main difference that has me leaning towards wilsoni is that it has segmented pieces, not one long rim as I see in most examples of trachys/wellsos.
 
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The main difference that has me leaning towards wilsoni is that it has segmented pieces, not one long rim as I see in most examples of trachys/wellsos.
It’s not a wilsoni. Wilsoni does not have that flesh texture and a different skeleton pattern.
 
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So, I don’t think you’re necessarily wrong, but every trachy I see has large, contiguous polyps. This has lots of segmented polyps, which looks more like the wilsonis I see.

I’d be happy to know it’s not a Wilsoni, as they seem to be incredibly hard to keep long term from what I read.

I’ll try to get a pic of it a bit more closed up today so you can really see what I mean about the segmentation.
 
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Regarding wellso, from what I’ve heard (and in the Tidal Gardens video) that is no longer a classification. So, it would be a type of trachy.
 
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I guess it could be a trachyphyllia geoffroyi. It just seems more randomly segmented than the ones I see pictures of.
 

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