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So I bought a nice 2.5lb live rock from Tampa Bay Saltwater.

They said it comes with a Cup Coral, and it looks awesome and is doing its thing, problem is, I look on the interwebs and don't see anything that people call cup corals that look like this.

Thoughts?
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Try Orbicella annularis or Montastrea cavernosa

Carribean Star Coral
Orbicella and montastraea are both plocoid, while this coral is cerioid. Orbicellas and montastraeas also have different looking tentacles.
 
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I asked a coral taxonomist and he said it‘s a phyllangia.
Yaaaasss
...that's it! Thank you so much!

It is related to the Caryophylliidae family. Very cool coral indeed, but not much known about it, as it is a type of Cup Coral from the Atlantic Ocean.

It says it's a Hidden Cup Coral!

Thank you so much @encrustingacro
 
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