Eunicea succineais commonly referred to as Shelf-knob sea rod. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Eunicea succinea are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Eunicea succinea, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Eunicea succinea, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Very specíal thanks for the first photo of Eunicea succinea to Prof. Dr. Charles G. Messing, Nova Southeastern University, USA.
The typical colony form of Eunicea succinea is candelabra or bushy, mainly in a plane with branches arising near the base of the colony.
Branching: Few and scattered to profuse and crowded, about 7 mm in diameter, usually >50% of the colony height.
No slime formation!
Gorgonian colour: Ochre with light brown polyps.
Habitat: Reef terraces and slopes with moderate wave exposure.
Similar species: Eunicea succinea grows in a plane, but can vary in branch density from few and isolated to many and crowded. It can be confused with thinner colonies of Eunicea mammosa.