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Eunicea tourneforti

Eunicea tournefortiis commonly referred to as Knobby Candelabra, Tournefort's eunicea. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
13474 
AphiaID:
283263 
Scientific:
Eunicea tourneforti 
German:
Tournefort's Gorgonie 
English:
Knobby Candelabra, Tournefort's Eunicea 
Category:
Gorgonier 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Plexauridae (Family) > Eunicea (Genus) > tourneforti (Species) 
Initial determination:
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1857 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 60cm 
Temperature:
23.3°C - 28.2°C 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
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Last edit:
2020-12-28 15:24:33 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Info

A thick, stout species of Eunicea, commonly fairly dark in colour. Colonies mostly branch in a single plane, developing into a candelabrum shape.

Its calices are strongly upturned with prominent lower lips. Eunicea succinea has similar, though less prominent calice lips.

It is found in coral reefs and on rocky bottoms at depths

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