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Stylaster duchassaingi

Stylaster duchassaingiis commonly referred to as Lace coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Paul Humann, USA

Foto: Rose Island, Bahamas, Karibik

/ 28 September 1993 / Foto aufgenommen vom Tieftauch-Rettungsfahrzeug Johnson Sea Link DSRV in 91 Metern Tiefe
Courtesy of the author Paul Humann, USA Please visit www.fishid.com for more information.

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lexID:
13882 
AphiaID:
285873 
Scientific:
Stylaster duchassaingi 
German:
Filigrankoralle 
English:
Lace Coral 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Hydrozoa (Class) > Anthoathecata (Order) > Stylasteridae (Family) > Stylaster (Genus) > duchassaingi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Pourtalès, 1867 
Sea depth:
42 - 692 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 40cm 
Temperature:
2°C - 12,8°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
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
:
  • Stylaster alaskanus
  • Stylaster amphiheloides
  • Stylaster antillarum
  • Stylaster asper
  • Stylaster atlanticus
  • Stylaster aurantiacus
  • Stylaster bellus
  • Stylaster biflabellum
  • Stylaster bilobatus
  • Stylaster bithalamus
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-05-22 17:42:10 

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Very special thanks for the first photos of Stylaster duchassaingi to Paul Humann (http://www.fishid.com).

The family of filigree corals (Stylasteridae) includes 26 genera. They live in all seas, preferably in caves and under overhangs.
Filigree corals are found worldwide from the tropics to Arctic and Antarctic waters and are also involved in the formation of tropical coral reefs as they form calcareous colonies.
The name "filigree coral" refers to the fine and easily fragile calcareous skeleton of the animals, which are not corals in the true sense of the word, but the sessile form of a cnidarian, which also includes jellyfish.
Many filigree corals are also quite colorful.

Development:
The zygote develops into a planula inside the gonophore and is later released as an actinula that metamorphoses into the polyp stage.
The sessile animal initially grows crustose and periodically changes shape by excreting aragonite and gradually forms coral-like structures, and can produce a mesh-like structure reminiscent of fan corals.

Filigree corals do not have a symbiotic relationship with energy-giving zooxanthellae, so they must capture fine zooplankton with their polyps.
Polyp equipment includes weir polyps and feeding polyps.

Important:
Divers should not touch the animals without gloves, as the animals are nettlesome, and can cause severe and itchy redness, especially in sensitive individuals.

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