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Oculina patagonica Oculina patagonica

Oculina patagonicais commonly referred to as Oculina patagonica. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
7572 
AphiaID:
135210 
Scientific:
Oculina patagonica 
German:
Kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Oculina Patagonica 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Oculinidae (Family) > Oculina (Genus) > patagonica (Species) 
Initial determination:
de Angelis, 1908 
Occurrence:
Tunesien, Straße von Gibralta, Alborán Sea (Mediterranean Sea), Algeria, Balearic Islands, Costa Rica, Egypt, Gulf of Mexico, Invasive Species, Israel, Ligurian Sea (Mediterranean), Northern Africa, Panama, South America, Spain, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean Sea, Uruguay 
Sea depth:
0 - 10 Meter 
Size:
up to 39.37" (100 cm) 
Temperature:
51.8 °F - 82.4 °F (11°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Azooxanthellate and Zooxanthellate, Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Tank:
109.99 gal (~ 500L) 
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:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-09-25 20:14:13 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Info

de Angelis, 1908

Very special thanks for the first photo of Oculina patagonica to Rafael Medina, he took the picture in Puntal de la Azohía, Murcia, Spain on the 2rd of September 2012.

This species is both zooxanthellate and azooxanthellate. Colonies are encrusting or form clumps of short, thick, highly fused branches. Corallites are crowded, up to 5 millimetres diameter and have neat round exsert walls. Long and short septa clearly alternate. Costae are weakly developed.

Colour: Yellowish-brown.

Habitat: Rocky foreshores and caves.

Read also:
Oculina patagonica :a non-lessepsian scleractinian coral invading the Mediterranean Sea
by Maoz Fine, H. Zibrowius and Y. Loya.

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

External links

  1. Abundance and distribution of the rapid expansive coral Oculina patagonica in the Northern Alborán Sea (Western Mediterranean) (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  2. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. First record of the invasive coral Oculina patagonica de Angelis, 1908 (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) in the Gulf of Mexico (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. Global Biodiversity Information Facility (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. Growth and photosynthesis of two Mediterranean corals, Cladocora caespitosa and Oculina patagonica, under normal and elevated temperatures (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  6. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  7. Marine fouling invasions in ports of Patagonia (Argentina) with implications forlegislation and monitoring programs (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  8. New insights into Oculina patagonica coral diseases and their associated Vibrio spp. communities (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  9. Oculina patagonica:an on-lessepsian scleractinian coral invading the Mediterranean Sea (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  10. SCLERACTINIAN OCULINA PATAGONICA DE ANGELIS, 1908 EL-KALA ALGERIA (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  11. Sea Urchins Predation Facilitates Coral Invasion in a Marine Reserve (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  12. Sipuncula inhabiting the coral Oculina patagonica in the western Mediterranean Sea (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  13. The alien coral Oculina patagonica De Angelis, 1908 (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) in Algeria and Tunisia (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  14. The invasive coral Oculina patagonica has not been recently introduced to the Mediterranean from the western Atlantic. (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  15. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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