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Cynarina cf. lacrymalis Doughnut Coral

Cynarina cf. lacrymalisis commonly referred to as Doughnut Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 200 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

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Cynarina cf. lacrymalis 
Doughnut Coral 
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
(Kingdom) > (Phylum) > (Class) > (Order) > (Family) > Cynarina (Genus) > cf. lacrymalis (Species) 
Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, (the) Maldives, Australia, Cambodia, China, Comores, Egypt, Fiji, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen 
Sea depth:
3 - 50 Meter 
up to 5.91" (15 cm) 
75.2 °F - 78.8 °F (24°C - 26°C) 
Dustfood , Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
44 gal (~ 200L) 
Not available as offspring 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
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Last edit:
2017-10-07 01:41:55 


Cynarina cf. lacrymalis is probably a species of its own, so far known as Acanthophyllia deshayesiana, but this is a synonym for Cynarina lacrymalis.

Cynarina cf. lacrymalis should be provided with adequate spacing to other corals because it can expand to twice its size but is it not aggressive. It is easy to maintain in the reef aquarium and makes an excellent choice for both the beginner or advanced reef aquarist. It requires a medium light level combined with a low water movement within the aquarium. The best place for the Cynarina is on the ground of the aquarium.. For continued good health, it should be fed meaty foods such as micro-plankton or brine shrimp at night.

Acanthophyllia deshayensiana (Michelin, 1850) (wrong spelling, synonym)
Acanthophyllia deshayesiana (Michelin, 1850) (synonym)
Antillia grandiflora Gerth, 1921 † (synonym)
Antillia japonica Yabe & Sugiyama, 1931 (synonym)
Antillia nomaensis Yabe & Sugiyama, 1931 (synonym)
Caryophyllia carduus Audouin, 1826 (synonym)
Caryophyllia deshayesiana Michelin, 1850 (synonym)
Caryophyllia lacrymalis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848 (original combination, basionym)
Cynarina lacrimalis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) (wrong spelling)
Cynarina savignyi Brüggemann, 1877 (synonym)
Lithophyllia lacrymalis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) (previous combination)
Lithophyllia palata Gardiner, 1899 (synonym)
Lithophyllia verbeeki Gerth, 1921 † (synonym ?)
Mussa (Lithophyllia) lacrymalis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) (previous combination)
Protolobophyllia japonica (Yabe & Sugiyama, 1931) (synonym)
Protolobophyllia sinica Ma, 1959 (synonym)
Rhodocyathus ceylonensis Bourne, 1905 (synonym)
Scolymia lacrymalis (Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848) (previous combination)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Lobophylliidae (Family) > Cynarina (Genus)

External links

  1. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. ResearchGate (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.



Husbandry know-how of owners

am 30.12.12#3
Habe 2 dieser schönen Tiere.
Wenn die KH unter 6 fällt, entfallten sich die Tiere nicht mehr... sobald die KH dann wieder zwischen 7 - 10 ist sind die Tiere wieder "aufgepflustert.

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am 17.12.09#2
Pflege seit einigen Monaten ein leuchtend orange-rotes Exemplar dieser tollen Koralle. Sie steht am Boden, unter HQ in mittelstarker Strömung. Sobald das Licht angeht bläst sie sich auf das 2-3 fache ihrer Korallitengröße auf. Gegen Ende der Beleuchtungsphase fährt sie zusätzlich noch ihren Tentakelkranz zum Planktonfang aus. Ein sehr unkomplizierter und zu empfehlender Pflegling.
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