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Oculina virgosa Ivory coral

Oculina virgosais commonly referred to as Ivory coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Ian Skipworth, Neuseeland

Copyright Ian Skipworth, Foto Three Kings Islands, Neuseeland, in 18-25 Metern Tiefe


Courtesy of the author Ian Skipworth, Neuseeland . Please visit www.ianskipworth.com for more information.

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lexID:
9089 
AphiaID:
287103 
Scientific:
Oculina virgosa 
German:
Kleinpolypische Steinkoralle 
English:
Ivory Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Oculinidae (Family) > Oculina (Genus) > virgosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Squires, 1958 
Occurrence:
New South Wales (Australia), New Zealand, Queensland (Australia), South Australia, Vanuatu, Western Australia 
Sea depth:
29 - 880 Meter 
Size:
up to 19.69" (50 cm) 
Temperature:
41 °F - 62.6 °F (5°C - 17°C) 
Food:
Azooxanthellate and Zooxanthellate, Copepods, Phytoplankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-09-23 15:55:27 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Info

Squires, 1958

Very special thanks for the first two photos of Oculina virgosa to Ian Skipworth, NeW Zealand, where this coral is found at Poor Knights Islands and Three Kings Islands.

This corals seems to be azooxanthellate, it has found almost always on overhanging rock faces in a depth range form 25 to 67 meters.


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

External links

  1. Encyclodedia of Life (EOL) (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Homepage Ian Skipworth (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Homepage Ian Skipworth (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  5. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

Pictures

Commonly

Copyright Ian Skipworth, Foto Three Kings Islands, Neuseeland, in 18-25 Metern Tiefe
1
Copyright Ian Skipworth, Foto hotographed in January 2010 at Danger Rock off Bland Bay, Northland east coast,Neuseeland. Depth: 52 m
1
Copyright Ian Skipworth, Foto hotographed in January 2010 at Danger Rock off Bland Bay, Northland east coast,Neuseeland. Depth: 52 m
1

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