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Cupressopathes gracilis

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Cupressopathes gracilis (c) by Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz

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lexID:
5888 
AphiaID:
289760 
Scientific:
Cupressopathes gracilis 
German:
Schwarze Koralle 
English:
Black Coral 
Category:
Gorgones 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Antipatharia (Order) > Myriopathidae (Family) > Cupressopathes (Genus) > gracilis (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Thomson & Simpson, ), 1905 
Occurrence:
Atlantique nord, Bermudes, golfe du Mexique, Nouvelle Zélande, Océan Indien 
Size:
bis zu 50cm 
Temperature:
23°C - 26°C 
Food:
le zooplancton, plancton, spécialiste de la nourriture 
Tank:
~ 300 Liter 
Difficulty:
niveau expert! très difficile à garder! 
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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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2013-08-16 11:57:13 

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Cupressopathes gracilis (Thomson & Simpson, 1905)

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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