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Zoanthus durbanensis

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lexID:
12421 
AphiaID:
220522 
Scientific:
Zoanthus durbanensis 
German:
Krustenanemone 
English:
Durban Zoanthid 
Category:
Полипы 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Zoantharia (Order) > Zoanthidae (Family) > Zoanthus (Genus) > durbanensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Carlgren, 1938 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, Южная африка 
Sea depth:
- 2,5 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 1cm 
Temperature:
°C - 20,5°C 
Food:
Copepods, Артемия науплиус, Зооксантеллы/Свет, зоопланктон, Корма порошок 
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:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-21 19:40:15 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

The zoanthid is very similar to Z. natalensis, being short and squat / height roughly equal to width).
Zoanthus durbanensis has a thick Coenenchyme.
Column podery, tentacles green to chocoltae brown, the polyps are never completetly withdrawn, always visible.
The Polyps are 10mm tall and 8mm in diamter.

Habitat: The Durban zoanthid grows on exposed intertidal rocks; never sand embedded!

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