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Antipathes caribbeana Kings coral, KIngs black coral

Antipathes caribbeanais commonly referred to as Kings coral, KIngs black coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 2000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
5830 
AphiaID:
283884 
Scientific:
Antipathes caribbeana 
German:
Schwarze Koralle, Buschige Dörnchenkoralle 
English:
Kings Coral, KIngs Black Coral 
Category:
Sea Fans 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Antipatharia (Order) > Antipathidae (Family) > Antipathes (Genus) > caribbeana (Species) 
Initial determination:
Opresko, 1996 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Belize, Canada , Columbia, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico (East Pacific), Panama, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Netherlands Antilles, USA, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Size:
up to 137.8" (350 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton 
Tank:
439.96 gal (~ 2000L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-08-04 13:10:27 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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Opresko, 1996

This grows in large bushy colonies which frequently exceed 1 m tall. Commonly they grow out horizontally from walls.

Secondary branches are fine and elongated, giving a fine appearance to this species.

It is often abundant, especially on deep reefs, on steep surfaces and in slightly sedimented areas.
Text source Coralpeida

External links

  1. Coralpedia (A guide to Caribbean corals, octocorals and sponges) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Pictolife (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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