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Sinularia kavarattiensis


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lexID:
12283 
AphiaID:
288537 
Scientific:
Sinularia kavarattiensis 
German:
Weichkoralle 
English:
Indian Soft Coral 
Category:
Mjukkoraller 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Alcyoniidae (Family) > Sinularia (Genus) > kavarattiensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Alderslade & Shirwaiker, 1991 
Occurrence:
Eastern Indian Ocean, Laccadive Sea, India, Arabiska sjön, Indiska Oceanen 
Sea depth:
- 7 Meter 
Size:
6 cm - 20 cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 31°C 
Food:
Dissolved organic substances, Dissolved inorganic substances) f.e.NaCL,CA, Mag, K, I.P, Zooxanthellen / Ljus 
Difficulty:
2 - Enkel 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Sinularia abhishiktae
  • Sinularia acetabulata
  • Sinularia acuta
  • Sinularia agilis
  • Sinularia andamanensis
  • Sinularia anomala
  • Sinularia arborea
  • Sinularia arctium
  • Sinularia australiensis
 
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Last edit:
2019-08-05 09:03:22 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

The first determination of this soft coral comes from the waters around the Indian island of Kavaratti in the Arabian Sea.
Further reports come from the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park in the Laccadiven Sea between India and Sri Lanka.

Sinularia kavarattiensis is very easy to reproduce, freshly cut cuttings were firmly attached 2 weeks later to the substrate, as the team of scientists from the CAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute in India had already published in July 2014.
Since the reproduction of soft corals is very easy and possible in larger quantities, it can be expected that
Sinularia kavarattiensis will also reach the German specialist trade.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. K. Vinod (Principal Scientist) and Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan (Director) of the ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, India, for sending us original photos of the soft coral from the breeding process.

Sinularia kavarattiensis also surprises in other properties that are less known to aquarists but have been adopted by scientists:

- pharmaceutical substances against the Chikungunya virus transmitted by certain mosquito species
- Recovery of phthalate derivative as a component of PVC materials, paints, ceramics and cosmetics
- Antifouling properties for ship hulls and platforms
- potent anti-inflammatory drug

All life comes from the sea, and even the greatest solutions to human problems are apparently in the sea, but many still have to be discovered.

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