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Desmophyllum dianthus Cockscomb Coral, Cockscomb Cup Coral, Gigant cup coral


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lexID:
10481 
AphiaID:
135159 
Scientific:
Desmophyllum dianthus 
German:
Steinkoralle 
English:
Cockscomb Coral, Cockscomb Cup Coral, Gigant Cup Coral 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Caryophylliidae (Family) > Desmophyllum (Genus) > dianthus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Esper, ), 1794 
Occurrence:
Barbados, Cocos Island (Costa Rica), (the) Maldives, Arctic Sea, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada , Chile, cosmopolitan species, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, European Coasts, Great Barrier Reef, Gulf of Mexico, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, Marschall Islands, Martinique, New Zealand, Panama, South America, South-Africa, Southern Ocean, Spain, Tansania, The Bahamas, the Falkland Islands, the Mediterranean Sea, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
8 - 2460 Meter 
Size:
2.36" - 5.91" (6cm - 15cm) 
Temperature:
46.4 °F - 62.6 °F (8°C - 17°C) 
Food:
azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2017-02-27 21:28:05 

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(Esper, 1794)

Synonyms:
Desmophyllum capense Gardiner, 1904
Desmophyllum costatum Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Desmophyllum cristagalli Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Desmophyllum cumingii Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Desmophyllum ingens Moseley, 1880
Desmophyllum reflexum Duchassaing & Michelotti, 1860
Desmophyllum serpuliforme Gravier, 1915
Madrepora dianthus Esper, 1794
Thalassiotrochus telegraphicus Alphonse Milne Edwards, 1861

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Caryophylliidae (Family) > Desmophyllum (Genus) > Desmophyllum dianthus (Species)

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