Sarcophyton birkelandiis commonly referred to as Leather Coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
The offspring of Sarcophyton birkelandi are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Sarcophyton birkelandi, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Sarcophyton birkelandi, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Journal of Threatened Taxa | www.threatenedtaxa.org | 26 August 2017 | 9(8): 10577–10580
First report of soft coral Sarcophyton birkelandi Verseveldt, 1978 (Anthozoa: Alcyonacea) in Indian waters from Andaman Islands
Autoren: Drs: Seepana Rajendra, C. Raghunathan, Tamal Mondal, K. Venkataraman
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