[Coral-List] help with Japanese coral id

Michael Janes mpjanes at aquatouch.com
Mon Aug 20 14:00:53 EDT 2012

Hello Rodrigo,

In your first image 
the specimen with extended polyps is from genus Sarcophyton.

The second (https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B7WHyChKLEd2T3AzWllDWEduQUk) 
belongs to the genus Sinularia.

These specimens cannot be accurately identified to species level based on a 
photograph. Hope this helps.


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-----Original Message----- 
From: Rodrigo Leão de Moura
Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 7:54 AM
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Subject: [Coral-List] help with Japanese coral id

Hello Coral List,

I am a Brazilian with limited Indo-Pacific experience and would like
assistance to id two corals from Southern Japan, Ishigaki Island.

These ids are for non-commercial scientific purposes only.



Thank you VERY much,

Rodrigo Moura


Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Leão de Moura
Instituto de Biologia, Depto de Biologia Marinha
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
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21941-902 Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro RJ


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