Colorful sea whip
Leptogorgia virgulatais commonly referred to as Colorful sea whip. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
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: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2015-12-27 20:22:11
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.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Octocorallia (Subclass) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Holaxonia (Suborder) > Gorgoniidae (Family) > Leptogorgia (Genus) > Leptogorgia virgulata (Species)
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