Official Micromussa lordhowensis (formerly Acanthastrea lordhowensis) Show Off Thread

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ks2509

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Very nice! That first one looks to me a Micromussa Amakusensis! Very nice specimen might I add. I recently picked one up. They don’t come in often.

Warning noob or question. What’s the difference between micromussa and acan? And thanks I feel like I got a good deal on it it almost popped out of the display tank at the LFS and does when I have my blues up at night.
 

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Warning noob or question. What’s the difference between micromussa and acan? And thanks I feel like I got a good deal on it it almost popped out of the display tank at the LFS and does when I have my blues up at night.
Acans have been reclassified as Micromussa but since they have been Acans for so long most just call them Acans still
 

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Warning noob or question. What’s the difference between micromussa and acan? And thanks I feel like I got a good deal on it it almost popped out of the display tank at the LFS and does when I have my blues up at night.
Acanthastrea Lordhowensis (what we typically call an Acan) have been reclassified as Micromoussa Lordhowensis
Micromussa Amakusensis is a relative but has never been considered a Acan.
So the reality is they are both Micros but only one type is referred to as an Acan.

I know, confusing as hell but it is what it is.
 
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