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Cladocora arbuscula

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lexID:
7199 
Scientific:
Cladocora arbuscula 
German:
Kelchkoralle 
English:
Tube coral 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Cladocora (Genus) > arbuscula (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Le Sueur, ), 1820 
Occurrence:
Haiti, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Cuba, Costa Rica, Mozambique, Venezuela, the Netherlands Antilles, Columbia, Atlantico settentrionale, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Canada , Caraibi, Florida, Golfo del Messico, Honduras, Isole Cayman, Messico (Pacifico orientale), Nicaragua, Oceano Indiano occidentale, Repubblica Dominicana, Sudafrica, USA 
Size:
2.5 cm - 15 cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plancton, zooplancton 
Tank:
~ 150 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)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-06-05 20:28:19 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

(Lesueur, 1821)
Colonies consist of clumps of interlocking tubular corallites which are less than 4 millimetres diameter. Clumps may be compact and attached to hard substrates or loose aggregations on soft substrates which readily fall apart if disturbed. Usually only the terminal parts of corallites are alive. Corallite walls and septo-costae are both thin and delicate. The latter are in two alternating orders and have irregular teeth.

Colour: Tan or brown, with translucent tentacles.

Habitat: Seagrass beds and other turbid environments where there is a lot of sediment.

Abundance: Uncommon, rare on reefs.

Similar species: Cladocora caespitosa

Source: Corals of the world by Charlie Veron

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Cladocora (Genus)

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