Anzeige
Fauna Marin GmbH Aqua Medic aquariOOm.com Tropic Marin Professionell Lab Whitecorals.com

Cladocora arbuscula Tube coral

Cladocora arbusculais commonly referred to as Tube coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Daniel Knop, Deutschland

Copyright Daniel Knop


Courtesy of the author Daniel Knop, Deutschland

Uploaded by AndiV.

Image detail


Profile

lexID:
7199 
AphiaID:
286778 
Scientific:
Cladocora arbuscula 
German:
Kelchkoralle 
English:
Tube Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Cladocora (Genus) > arbuscula (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Le Sueur, ), 1820 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada , Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico (East Pacific), Mozambique, Nicaragua, North Atlantic Ocean, Panama, South-Africa, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, USA, Venezuela, Western Indian Ocean 
Size:
0.98" - 5.91" (2.5cm - 15cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 80.6 °F (22°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooplankton 
Tank:
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Difficulty:
Not for beginners 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-06-05 20:28:19 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Info

(Lesueur, 1821)
Colonies consist of clumps of interlocking tubular corallites which are less than 4 millimetres diameter. Clumps may be compact and attached to hard substrates or loose aggregations on soft substrates which readily fall apart if disturbed. Usually only the terminal parts of corallites are alive. Corallite walls and septo-costae are both thin and delicate. The latter are in two alternating orders and have irregular teeth.

Colour: Tan or brown, with translucent tentacles.

Habitat: Seagrass beds and other turbid environments where there is a lot of sediment.

Abundance: Uncommon, rare on reefs.

Similar species: Cladocora caespitosa

Source: Corals of the world by Charlie Veron

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Cladocora (Genus)

External links

  1. Coralpedia (A guide to Caribbean corals, octocorals and sponges) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Homepage Daniel Knop (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. Marine Species Identification Portal (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  6. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  7. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

Pictures

Commonly

Copyright Daniel Knop
1

Husbandry know-how of owners

0 husbandary tips from our users available
Show all and discuss