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Muricea squarrosa


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lexID:
12255 
AphiaID:
287577 
Scientific:
Muricea squarrosa 
German:
Gorgonie 
English:
Fan Coral 
Category:
Gorgonier 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Plexauridae (Family) > Muricea (Genus) > squarrosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
Verrill, 1869 
Occurrence:
Columbia, Costa Rica, Panama, Central America, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, Sydamerika, Sydlige Stillehav 
Sea depth:
2 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 35cm 
Temperature:
25°C - 28°C 
Food:
Suspended sediment , Copepods, Amphipods, Fish eggs, azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, invertebrater, zooplankton 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-24 12:44:24 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Source:
Breedy O, Guzman HM (2015)
A revision of the genus Muricea Lamouroux, 1821 (Anthozoa, Octocorallia) in the eastern Pacific. Part I: Eumuricea Verrill, 1869 revisited.
ZooKeys 537: 1-32. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.537.6025

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