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Antipathes furcata Black Coral

Antipathes furcatais commonly referred to as Black Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Experts only! Very hard to keep. A aquarium size of at least 400 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Antipathes furcata (c) by Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz


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lexID:
5887 
AphiaID:
103312 
Scientific:
Antipathes furcata 
German:
Schwarze Koralle 
English:
Black Coral 
Category:
Sea Fans 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Antipatharia (Order) > Antipathidae (Family) > Antipathes (Genus) > furcata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gray, 1857 
Occurrence:
Bermuda, Brazil, East-Atlantic Ocean, European Coasts, Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean 
Sea depth:
100 - 300 Meter 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 78.8 °F (23°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Food specialist, Plankton, Zooplankton 
Tank:
87.99 gal (~ 400L) 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-05-21 13:54:02 

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Antipathes is a genus of coral in the order Antipatharia, composed of black coral so named for its black skeleton. These corals prefer to live in deeper waters near currents so they can catch and eat passing zooplankton.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Antipatharia
Family: Antipathidae
Genus: Antipathes
Pallas, 1776



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