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lexID: 12111 Scientific: Tubipora sp. German: Orgelkoralle English: pipe-organ corals Category: Stolonifera Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Tubiporidae (Family) > Tubipora (Genus) > sp. (Species) Occurrence: Circumtropic, Red Sea Sea depth: Meter Temperature: 32 °F - 78.8 °F (°C - 26°C) Food: Amphipods, azooxanthellat, Copepods, Zooxanthellae / Light Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Near threatened (NT) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2019-05-15 14:55:03
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The Organ Pipe Coral is a species of octocoral and produce an aragonite skeleton.The thin pipes (tubes) only a couple of millimeters in diameter which are cross-linked by horizontal plates. This parallel arrangement of tiny tubes is the source of the common name for this coral. Polyps are small and dainty.
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