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Profile lexID: 9255 AphiaID: 286995 Scientific: Leptopsammia trinitatis German: Kelchkoralle English: Leptopsammia Trinitatis Category: Coraux durs LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Dendrophylliidae (Family) > Leptopsammia (Genus) > trinitatis (Species) Initial determination: Hubbard & Wells, 1987 Occurrence: golfe du Mexique, Trinité-et-Tobago Size: 0.8 cm - 1.5 cm Temperature: 22°C - 28°C Food: plancton, zooxanthelles/ lumière Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 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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Hubbard & Wells, 1987
Very special thanks for the first photo of Leptopsammia trinitatis (LPS) to Douglas Fenner.
Clusters of small, delicate and elongated cups, with yellow or very pale yellow tissue. They are smaller and more delicate than Tubastraea, from which they are also distinguished by colour, the latter being red-orange.
These lack symbiotic zooxanthellae, and are found in caves, overhangs and other darkened localities.
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Dendrophylliidae (Family) > Leptopsammia (Genus) > Leptopsammia trinitatis (Species)
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