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Stichopathes lutkeni


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lexID:
5831 
AphiaID:
283970 
Scientific:
Stichopathes lutkeni 
German:
Peitschenkoralle 
English:
Black Wire Coral 
Category:
Gorgonier 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Antipatharia (Order) > Antipathidae (Family) > Stichopathes (Genus) > lutkeni (Species) 
Initial determination:
Brook, 1889 
Occurrence:
Columbia, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Canada , Florida, Kapp Verde, Mexicogulfen, Trinidad og Tobago, USA 
Size:
bis zu 450cm 
Temperature:
22°C - 27°C 
Food:
azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, dyreplankton, Plankton 
Difficulty:
Problematisk 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Stichopathes abyssicola
  • Stichopathes aggregata
  • Stichopathes alcocki
  • Stichopathes bispinosa
  • Stichopathes bournei
  • Stichopathes ceylonensis
  • Stichopathes contorta
  • Stichopathes dissimilis
  • Stichopathes echinulata
  • Stichopathes euoplos
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-08-04 13:28:00 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Brook, 1889

Stichopathes lutkeni is a azoxanthellate black coral that may reach a lenght of 450 cm, the coral feed on plancton.

Depth: down to 125 meters


Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Antipatharia (Order) > Antipathidae (Family) > Stichopathes (Genus) > Stichopathes lutkeni (Species)

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