Leiopathes annosais commonly referred to as Leiopathes annosa. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 9173 AphiaID: 888633 Scientific: Leiopathes annosa German: Schwarze Koralle, Dörnchenkoralle English: Leiopathes Annosa Category: Sea Fans Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Antipatharia (Order) > Leiopathidae (Family) > Leiopathes (Genus) > annosa (Species) Initial determination: Wagner & Opresko, 2015 Occurrence: Hawaii Size: up to 39.37" (100 cm) Temperature: °F - 39.2 °F (°C - 4°C) Food: Plankton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Wagner, Opresko, 2015
Very special thanks for the photos of Leiopathes annosa to Dr. Daniel Wagner (NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).
Dr. Wagner and Dr. Opresko conducted the scientific description of Leiopathes annosa, a coral of the family Leiopathidae.
The corals were found in a depthrange of 347 to 1020 meters in really cold waters.
Leiopathes annosa is quite remarkable for being one of the oldest living animals in the world
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Antipatharia (Order) > Leiopathidae (Family) > Leiopathes (Genus) > Leiopathes bullosa (Species)
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