Devil's sea whip
Ellisella elongatais commonly referred to as Devil's sea whip. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 9547 AphiaID: 520722 Scientific: Ellisella elongata German: Peitschengorgonie English: Devil's Sea Whip Category: Sea Fans Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Ellisellidae (Family) > Ellisella (Genus) > elongata (Species) Initial determination: (Pallas, ), 1766 Occurrence: , Suriname , Barbados Belize, Brazil, Canada , Costa Rica, Cuba, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Honduras, Panama, The Bahamas, the Canary Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, USA Sea depth: 0 - 700 Meter Size: 23.62" - 78.74" (60cm - 200cm) Temperature: 57.2 °F - 78.8 °F (14°C - 26°C) Food: azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, Copepods, Invertebrates, Marine snow, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Difficulty: Average Offspring: Possible to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Not evaluated (NE) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2016-03-22 16:37:56
Last edit: 2020-11-06 11:39:17
Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Ellisella elongata are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Ellisella elongata, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Ellisella elongata, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
(Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864)
Ctenocella barbadensis Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1864
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Octocorallia (Subclass) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Calcaxonia (Suborder) > Ellisellidae (Family) > Ellisella (Genus) > Ellisella barbadensis (Species)
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