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  1. Trachyphyllia Trachyphyllia

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    Type: LPS
    Other Names: Wellsophyllia radiata
    Color: Multi
    Growth Form: Other
    Status: Part of Current Collection
    Purchased Price: 200
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    interesting read can someone tell me if this is true that these are all classified as Trach now:
    Trachyphyllia geoffroyi and the ex-Wellsophyllia radiata | Details | Articles | TFH Magazine
    Last edited by jfsedlar3rd; 01-21-2012 at 05:47 PM.



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    If the corals had been officially re-classified there would likely be new cites permits issued denoting the classification. However the corals are still imported under Trach permits or Wellso permits. In the past Acanthaphylia were classified as Scolymia. Recently biologists decided that they weren't scolymia after all and re-classified them as Acanthaphylia. There was a lag in importation on Acanthaphylia while permits for the "new" coral were issued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schminksbro View Post
    If the corals had been officially re-classified there would likely be new cites permits issued denoting the classification. However the corals are still imported under Trach permits or Wellso permits. In the past Acanthaphylia were classified as Scolymia. Recently biologists decided that they weren't scolymia after all and re-classified them as Acanthaphylia. There was a lag in importation on Acanthaphylia while permits for the "new" coral were issued.
    that is a really helpful post andy wow, i haven't see a response to this debate in a while that was this well thought out.

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    Thanks Andy, So I should still consider this a Wellso?

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    I purchased the coral as a Wellso. Doesn't really matter either way. The coral is absolutely stunning!
    Quote Originally Posted by jfsedlar3rd View Post
    Thanks Andy, So I should still consider this a Wellso?


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    Thanks Russ!
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    that is a really helpful post andy wow, i haven't see a response to this debate in a while that was this well thought out.

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    Man that's sweet.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    sweet! nice color.

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    Thanks Andy,as you know I am a newbie and just wanna learn.

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    The old Wellsophyllia Radiata has been found to actually be Trachyphyllia Radiata. Whether this is "official" in the form of permits, etc. I do not know, however the proper scientific name is Trachyphyllia Radiata. Many people will still refer to this type of brain as a Wellso so as to not confuse it with second type of Trachy brain ( Trachyphyllia geoffroyi.) While Wellso may not be the most accurate name, it helps reduce ambiguity.

    Now having said all of that, the brain in your picture is actually a Trachyphyllia geoffroyi which is different from the Wellsophyllia/Trachyphyllia Radiata. You can commonly refer to this brain as a "Trachy" without any fear of that being wrong based on classifications, as this coral has not been reclassified.
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    Every time I look at this piece its more awesome than the last.
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