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Leptogorgia virgulata Colorful sea whip

Leptogorgia virgulatais commonly referred to as Colorful sea whip. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
9085 
AphiaID:
158288 
Scientific:
Leptogorgia virgulata 
German:
Gorgonie 
English:
Colorful Sea Whip 
Category:
Sea Fans 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Gorgoniidae (Family) > Leptogorgia (Genus) > virgulata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lamarck, ), 1815 
Occurrence:
Brazil, Canada , Cuba, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, USA, Venezuela 
Size:
up to 17.72" (45 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 89.6 °F (°C - 32°C) 
Food:
azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, Dustfood , Phytoplankton, Suspension feeder, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Leptogorgia abietina
  • Leptogorgia acuta
  • Leptogorgia aequatorialis
  • Leptogorgia albipunctata
  • Leptogorgia annobonensis
  • Leptogorgia arbuscula
  • Leptogorgia aureoflavescens
  • Leptogorgia barbadensis
  • Leptogorgia barnardi
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-12-27 20:22:11 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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(Lamarck, 1815)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Octocorallia (Subclass) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Holaxonia (Suborder) > Gorgoniidae (Family) > Leptogorgia (Genus) > Leptogorgia virgulata (Species)

External links

  1. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Marine Species Identification Portal (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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