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Gorgonia flabellum


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lexID:
5270 
AphiaID:
290029 
Scientific:
Gorgonia flabellum 
German:
Venusfächer, Großer Seefächer, Große Netzgorgonie, Große Fächerkoralle 
English:
Venus Sea Fan, Venus' Fan, Common Sea Fan 
Category:
Gorgonier 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Gorgoniidae (Family) > Gorgonia (Genus) > flabellum (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Occurrence:
Costa Rica, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Canada , Florida, Honduras, Karibien, Mexicogulfen, St. Vincent og Grenadinene, USA 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Food:
dyreplankton, Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Lys 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-24 21:20:05 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Gorgonia flabellum Linnaeus, 1758

Gorgonia flabellum fan is a delicate-looking colonial soft coral in the form of a fan composed of a lattice of branches in a single plane. The coral grows from a small base, forming several main branches with side branches and a network of small branchlets.

Similar in appearance to Gorgonia ventalina.

Synonymised names:
Gorgonia flabellum f. occatoria Milne Edwards (synonymy)
Rhipidogorgia occatoria Valenciennes, 1855 (nomen nudum)
Rhipidogorgia occatoria Milne Edwards, 1857 (synonymy)

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