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Oculina varicosa

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lexID:
5477 
Scientific:
Oculina varicosa 
German:
Kleinpolypische Steinkoralle 
English:
Fused ivory tree coral 
Category:
Мелкополипные Жёсткие Кораллы 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Oculinidae (Family) > Oculina (Genus) > varicosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lesueur, 1821 
Occurrence:
Haiti, Venezuela, Jamaica, the Netherlands Antilles, Columbia, Costa Rica, Panama, Barbados, Багама, Белиз, Бермуды, Гондурас, Доминиканская Республика, Каймановы острова, Карибик, Мексика (Восточная часть Тихого океана), Никарагуа, Сша 
Sea depth:
0 - 30 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 50cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 28°C 
Food:
Планктон, Специалист по питанию 
Tank:
~ 500 Liter 
Difficulty:
Для опытным аквариумистам 
Offspring:
possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-05-18 15:23:39 

Captive breeding / propagation

Die Nachzuchten von Oculina varicosa sind möglich. Leider ist die Anzahl an Nachzuchten noch nicht groß genug, um die Nachfrage des Handels zu decken. Wenn Sie sich für Oculina varicosa interessieren, fragen Sie dennoch Ihren Händler nach Nachzuchten. Sollten Sie Oculina varicosa bereits besitzen, versuchen Sie sich doch selbst einmal an der Aufzucht. Sie helfen so die Verfügbarkeit von Nachzuchten im Handel zu verbessen und natürliche Bestände zu schonen.

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(Lesueur, 1821)

Colonies may be zooxanthellate or azooxanthellate depending on light availability. Azooxanthellate colonies form extensive banks while zooxanthellate colonies form clumps of tapered fused branches less than 0.5 metres across. Corallites are exsert, 2-3 millimetres diameter. Septa are in three cycles.

Colour: Tan, lavender, or dark brown.

Habitat: Zooxanthellate colonies occur in protected environments as little as 5 metres deep.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Oculina diffusa , Oculina valenciennesi

Text source: Corals of the world by J.E.N. Charlie Veron

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