Identificatiom help, Acanthophyllia and Scolymia?

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Hello . I'm looking for some help to I.D a couple of new corals. I bought the first one as a Scolymia, but I've never had one before. The second one I bought as an Acanthophyllia but it is also my first and they weren't really sure what it was themselves in the shop. It would be great to know for sure what they are though.
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First one looks like a trachyphyllia, and the second looks like some sort of closed brain (likely a favia).
Thanks! I thought it looked too similar to the Trachy behind it to be a Scolymia, and I didn't pay Scolymia money for it .
The second one looks very big for a Favia, it is one large polyp, but I didn't pay Acanthophyllia money for it either, it was only about 70euro.
 
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Trachyphyllia and some sort of brain coral in the family merulinidae. Definitely not a favia or scolymia, as those are Atlantic only. I think that coral is what the hobby calls ‘dragon soul/prism favia,’ which are either dipsastraea rosaria, or favites paraflexuosus.
 

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