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Schizoculina africana

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lexID:
5662 
Scientific:
Schizoculina africana 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Schizoculina africana 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Oculinidae (Family) > Schizoculina (Genus) > africana (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Thiel, ), 1928 
Occurrence:
Equatorial Guinea, the Ivory Coast, Senegal, Cameroon, Togo, Nigeria, Benin, São Tomé e Principé, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Africa occidentale, Atlantico orientale, Capo Verde 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
zooplancton, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Animale non indicato per i neofiti 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
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Last edit:
2013-06-24 18:47:45 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Schizoculina africana are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Schizoculina africana, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Schizoculina africana, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

(Thiel, 1928)

Colonies are encrusting to branching, sometimes over one metre across. Branches are primarily horizontal and may have a zig-zag shape. Corallites are circular, less than 4 millimetres diameter and are mostly on the upper surface of branches. Budding is extratentacular. A paliform crown is well developed.

Colour: Dark brown to grey.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores up to 35 metres depth.

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Schizoculina fissipara

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