Ctenactis echinatais commonly referred to as Mushroom coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 100 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 679 AphiaID: 216132 Scientific: Ctenactis echinata German: Pilzkoralle English: Mushroom Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Ctenactis (Genus) > echinata (Species) Initial determination: (Pallas, ), 1766 Occurrence: , Eritrea , Sudan , Djibouti (the) Maldives, Australia, Banda Sea, Bunaken, Cambodia, Cebu ((Philippines), Celebes Sea, Central Pazific, Coral sea, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Java, Jordan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Oceania, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, the Andaman Sea, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Timor, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen Sea depth: 0 - 40 Meter Size: up to 11.81" (30 cm) Temperature: 73.4 °F - 80.6 °F (23°C - 27°C) Food: Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 22 gal (~ 100L) Difficulty: Average Offspring: Possible to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2004-09-12 23:55:30
Last edit: 2020-03-04 10:35:31
Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Ctenactis echinata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Ctenactis echinata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Ctenactis echinata, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Description: Polyps are elongate. Septal teeth and costal spines are both strongly developed. Only a single mouth is present.
Similar Species: Ctenactis crassa, which has a series of mouths along the axial furrow. Also C. albitentaculata.
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Fungia pectinata Ehrenberg, 1834
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Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Fungiidae (Family) > Ctenactis (Genus) > Ctenactis echinata (Species)
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