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.
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: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2013-08-16 11:48:52
Last edit: 2021-05-21 13:54:02
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.
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