Take a look at these two corals. We know what the coral on the right is, but the one on the left is a bit of a mystery.
Could it be a scolymia? Indophyllia? Acanthastrea max? Definitely not blastomussa. Although that is what the fishermen think it is. The color is usually dull brown to bright red. I will post more pictures of it later. I have some super experts working on identifying it right now. We will see.
The one at the top is a very nice blastomussa wellsi. The picture does not do any justice. I'm still learning to take pictures. This coral came from Sulawesi.
The one on the bottom is an acanthastrea lord. Sometimes the heads are so small, they resemble micromussas, also from Sulawesi.
Although at first it looks like a mussid family coral, it actually is a chalice type. Perhaps it is an echinophyllia. I've only seen this coral twice this year, and both specimens were very small.
Feel free to make comments, as I have been wrong before with identifying some corals. Thanks.