Help with ID on this new release smooth skin acropora

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  1. AquariumSpecialty

    AquariumSpecialty Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Dane has been growing this one out from a frag for a long time and it has turned into a very nice colony. We are now selling frags of this but we would love to have a species ID if anyone can figure it out.

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    AquariumSpecialty Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    Unrelated but a little more eye candy that's about to go on the site. The top pic is a cyphastrea macro and the bottom pic is an acro that's about to take off. cyphastrea.jpg
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    Caseyoidae Well-Known Member Catskill Reef Member Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    echinata sp? Gorgeous!
     
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    AquariumSpecialty Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    I think you are correct about the species. echinata is the sp...Acropora is the genus.
     
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    Abhishek Well-Known Member

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    May be you are right but it seems to be more of a turaki .. Acropora Turaki . Most famous Echinata - ORA Hawkins is actually believed to be a turaki .
    May be an wrong but doesn't hurt to share views .

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    dodgerblew Well-Known Member SCMAS Member

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    I was going to say Hawkins Echinata
     
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    I like the acros when they are like that, fixing to take off. All the ones I've got like that have done really well. That kind of looks like a tricolor valida?
    You can just go ahead and bag that one up, I'll pick it up tomorrow.
     
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    buzzword Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    I'm not so sure that is either Echinata or Turaki, I would throw out there Acropora speciosa as a possibility as well. But then I could be wrong also.
     
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