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Sarcophyton birkelandi Leather Coral

Sarcophyton birkelandiis commonly referred to as Leather Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
11608 
AphiaID:
288283 
Scientific:
Sarcophyton birkelandi 
German:
Lederkoralle 
English:
Leather Coral 
Category:
Soft Corals 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Alcyoniidae (Family) > Sarcophyton (Genus) > birkelandi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Verseveldt, 1978 
Occurrence:
India, Indian Ocean, Micronesia, Oceania, the Andaman Sea, the Nicobar Islands 
Sea depth:
15 - 20 Meter 
Size:
5.91" - 11.81" (15cm - 30cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Dissolved inorganic substances) f.e.NaCL,CA, Mag, K, I.P, Dissolved organic substances, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-07-04 19:15:09 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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Source:
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 August 2017 | 9(8): 10577–10580
First report of soft coral Sarcophyton birkelandi Verseveldt, 1978 (Anthozoa: Alcyonacea) in Indian waters from Andaman Islands
Autoren: Drs: Seepana Rajendra, C. Raghunathan, Tamal Mondal, K. Venkataraman
Open Access Article

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