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Cupressopathes gracilis

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Cupressopathes gracilis (c) by Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz

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lexID:
5888 
AphiaID:
289760 
Scientific:
Cupressopathes gracilis 
German:
Schwarze Koralle 
English:
Black Coral 
Category:
Gorgonier 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Antipatharia (Order) > Myriopathidae (Family) > Cupressopathes (Genus) > gracilis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Thomson & Simpson, ), 1905 
Occurrence:
Bermuda, Indiske ocean, Mexikanske golf, New Zealand, Nordlige Atlanterhav 
Size:
bis zu 50cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 26°C 
Food:
Foder specialist, Plankton, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 300 Liter 
Difficulty:
Experts only! Very hard to keep 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-08-16 11:57:13 

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Cupressopathes gracilis (Thomson & Simpson, 1905)

Antipathes is a genus of coral in the order Antipatharia, composed of black coral so named for its black skeleton. These corals prefer to live in deeper waters near currents so they can catch and eat passing zooplankton.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Antipatharia
Family: Antipathidae
Genus: Antipathes
Pallas, 1776

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