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Oculina arbuscula

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Foto: Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Georgia, US.

Uploaded by robertbaur.
Courtesy of the author Greg McFall/NOAA, USA Image detail


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lexID:
10473 
AphiaID:
287096 
Scientific:
Oculina arbuscula 
German:
kleinpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Compact Ivory Bush Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller SPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Oculinidae (Family) > Oculina (Genus) > arbuscula (Species) 
Initial determination:
Agassiz, 1864 
Occurrence:
Bermuda, Caribien, Mexikanske golf, Vestlige Atlanterhav 
Sea depth:
1 - 1000 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 150cm 
Temperature:
°C - 24,3°C 
Food:
azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, Plankton, zooplankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
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
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-02-25 11:29:40 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Oculina arbuscula Agassiz, 1864

Very special thanks for the first photo of this uncommon coral to Greg McFall (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Seattle, USA.

Oculina is a genus of colonial stony coral in the family Oculinidae. T

These corals are mostly found in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and Bermuda but some species occur in the east Pacific Ocean. They occur at depths down to 1000 metres.
Some species contain symbiotic microalgae called zooxanthellae

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

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