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Plexaura flexuosa Bent sea rod

Plexaura flexuosais commonly referred to as Bent sea rod. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
1709 
AphiaID:
367817 
Scientific:
Plexaura flexuosa 
German:
Bogen-Strauchgorgonie 
English:
Bent Sea Rod 
Category:
Sea Fans 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Plexauridae (Family) > Plexaura (Genus) > flexuosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamouroux, ), 1821 
Occurrence:
Belize, Canada , Costa Rica, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Honduras, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, USA 
Sea depth:
1 - 50 Meter 
Size:
up to 39.37" (100 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 84.2 °F (24°C - 29°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Plexaura aggregata
  • Plexaura arbuscula
  • Plexaura atra
  • Plexaura attenuata
  • Plexaura capoblancoi
  • Plexaura corticosa
  • Plexaura dubia
  • Plexaura edwardsi
  • Plexaura ehrenbergi
  • Plexaura esperi
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-01 19:35:54 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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(Lamouroux, 1821)

Correct name concerning Sealifebase: Plexaura flexuosa Lamouroux, 1821
Correct name concerning WoRMS:Eunicea flexuosa (Lamouroux, 1821)

Synonyms:
Plexaura flexosa Lamouroux, 1821
Plexaura flexuosa Lamouroux, 1821

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Octocorallia (Subclass) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Holaxonia (Suborder) > Plexauridae (Family) > Eunicea (Genus) > Eunicea flexuosa (Species)

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