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Agaricia lamarcki


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lexID:
4097 
AphiaID:
287915 
Scientific:
Agaricia lamarcki 
German:
Großpolypige Steinkoralle 
English:
Lamarck's Sheet Cora 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Agariciidae (Family) > Agaricia (Genus) > lamarcki (Species) 
Initial determination:
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1851 
Occurrence:
Sint Eustatius and Saba, Cuba, Haiti, Barbados, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Panama, Columbia, Guadeloupe, Saint Martin / Sint Maarten, Venezuela, the Netherlands Antilles, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Britiske Jomfruøer, Caribien, Cayman øerne, Curacao, Dominica, Dominikanske republik, Florida, Grenada, Honduras, Mexikanske golf, Montserrat, Nicaragua, St. Kitts og Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent og Grenadinerne, Trinidad og Tobago, Turks og Caicos øerne 
Sea depth:
10 - 76 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 50cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
Fint flagefoder, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 100 Liter 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Vulnerable (VU) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-01-28 22:14:12 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”

Agaricia lamarcki
Milne Edwards and Haime, 1851


Characters: Colonies form flat, unifacial, explanate or encrusting plates, commonly arranged in whorls. Corallites are in concentric valleys. Centres are widely spaced (3-5 per cm). Long and short septo-costae clearly alternate.

Colour: Rust brown, usually with pale margins. Mouths are white and star-shaped, a useful identification aid.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Common.

Similar species: Agaricia grahamae

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1973b), Fenner (1999). Additional identification guide: Humann (1993).


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