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Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) alaskensis

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Caryophyllia alaskensis (Tan Cup Coral), 24 meters, 12ºC, San Nicolas Island, California ,2015

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lexID:
12087 
Scientific:
Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) alaskensis 
German:
Alaska Becherkoralle 
English:
Tan Cup Coral, Alaska stony coral 
Category:
Coraux durs LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Caryophylliidae (Family) > Caryophyllia (Genus) > (Caryophyllia) alaskensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Vaughan, 1941 
Occurrence:
Alaska, Canada, Ocean Pacifique, Pacifique Est 
Sea depth:
0 - 1601 Meter 
Temperature:
2°C - 12°C 
Food:
azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, plancton 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix III (Individuals or corresponding products from the mentioned country require an export permit, from other countries a certificate of origin is required) 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
:
  • Caryophyllia abrupta
  • Caryophyllia abyssorum
  • Caryophyllia alaskensis
  • Caryophyllia alberti
  • Caryophyllia ambrosia
  • Caryophyllia antarctica
  • Caryophyllia antillarum
  • Caryophyllia arnoldi
  • Caryophyllia atlantica
  • Caryophyllia balaenacea
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-04-28 20:16:38 

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Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) alaskensis Vaughan, 1941

Caryophyllia is a genus of solitary corals in the family Caryophylliidae. Members of this genus are azooxanthellate (do not contain symbiotic algae) and are found at depths down to 2.670m.

Caryophyllia (Caryophyllia) alaskensis is a cold water zooxanthellate coral.

Synonymised names:
Caryophyllia alaskensis Vaughan, 1941 (changed combination)

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