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Homophyton verrucosum


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lexID:
12148 
AphiaID:
288707 
Scientific:
Homophyton verrucosum 
German:
Gorgonie 
English:
Gorgonian Twig Coral, Warty Sea Fan 
Category:
Hornkoraller (Gorgonier) 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Spongiodermidae (Family) > Homophyton (Genus) > verrucosum (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Möbius, ), 1861 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, Sydafrika 
Sea depth:
20 - 40 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 20cm 
Temperature:
18,5°C - 24°C 
Food:
Dissolved organic substances, Dissolved inorganic substances) f.e.NaCL,CA, Mag, K, I.P, fytoplankton, Plankton, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 450 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-06-22 11:06:10 

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Homophyton verrucosum (Möbius, 1861)

The gorgonian twig coral is a species of gorgonian sea fan in the family Anthothelidae.
This coral grows as finger-like branches which may be single or relatively unbranched. The polyps are numerous and cover the entire colony except for the basal region. It is variably coloured in red, yellow or orange. This coral is often found covered with an unidentified encrusting sponge


Synonymised names
Homophyton gattyiae Gray, 1866
Homophyton verrucosa Möbius, 1861
Spongioderma chuni Kükenthal, 1908 (synonym)

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