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Balanophyllia elegans


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lexID:
8704 
Scientific:
Balanophyllia elegans 
German:
Solitäre Steinkoralle 
English:
Orange Cup Coral 
Category:
Coralli duri LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Dendrophylliidae (Family) > Balanophyllia (Genus) > elegans (Species) 
Initial determination:
Verrill, 1864 
Occurrence:
Alaska , Canada , Golfo della California, Messico (Pacifico orientale), USA 
Size:
1 cm - 2.5 cm 
Temperature:
13°C - 18°C 
Food:
Amphipods, Copepods, Zoobenthos, Daphnia salina, invertebrati, Mysis, zooplancton 
Tank:
~ 50 Liter 
Difficulty:
Animale non indicato per i neofiti 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Balanophyllia bairdiana
  • Balanophyllia bayeri
  • Balanophyllia buccina
  • Balanophyllia capensis
  • Balanophyllia caribbeana
  • Balanophyllia carinata
  • Balanophyllia cedrosensis
  • Balanophyllia cellulosa
  • Balanophyllia chnous
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-08-29 19:10:09 

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Verrill, 1864

Very special thanks for the first photo of Balanophyllia elegans to Gary McDonald, Intertidal Invertebrates of the Monterey Bay Area, California.

Gary McDonald has taken this photo in the intertidal in the Monterey Bay area, Californa, USA.

Description: Body bright orange to yellow, with orangish to nearly clear tentacles which are tapered to tip. May be distinguished from Corynactis californica which lacks a hard skeleton and has capitate tentacles.

Size: The skeleton may be up to about 1cm in diameter.
Notes: This solitary coral is the only true coral that occurs in the intertidal in the Monterey Bay area.
Source: Intertidal Invertebrates of the Monterey Bay Area, California

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Dendrophylliidae (Family) > Balanophyllia (Genus) > Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia) (Subgenus) > Balanophyllia (Balanophyllia) elegans (Species)

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