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Antipathes furcata

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Antipathes furcata (c) by Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz

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lexID:
5887 
AphiaID:
103312 
Scientific:
Antipathes furcata 
German:
Schwarze Koralle 
English:
Black Coral 
Category:
Hornkoraller (Gorgonier) 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Antipatharia (Order) > Antipathidae (Family) > Antipathes (Genus) > furcata (Species) 
Initial determination:
Gray, 1857 
Occurrence:
Bermuda, Europeiska kusten, Karibien, Mexicanska golfen, Östra Atlanten 
Size:
bis zu 50cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 26°C 
Food:
Matspecialist, Plankton, zooplankton 
Tank:
~ 400 Liter 
Difficulty:
6 - Mycket svår 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-08-16 11:48:52 

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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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  1. Medslugs (de)
  2. WoRMS (en)



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