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Agaricia agaricites


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lexID:
1681 
Scientific:
Agaricia agaricites 
German:
Salatkoralle 
English:
Lettuce Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Agaricia (Genus) > agaricites (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Venezuela, Panama, Cuba, Haiti, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Jamaica, Costa Rica, the Netherlands Antilles, Columbia, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brasilien, Britiske Jomfruøer, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Curacao, Dominica, Dominikanske republik, Florida, Grenada, Honduras, Mexikanske golf, Mexiko (Øst Pacific), Montserrat, Nicaragua, St. Kitts og Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent og Grenadinerne, Trinidad og Tobago, Turks og Caicos øerne, USA 
Sea depth:
1 - 75 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
medium 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-01-28 17:12:00 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Similar Species: Agaricia tenuifolia, which has smaller, thinner, more divided fronds with thinner margins and less tendency to form horizontal plates.

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