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Lobophytum hsiehi Soft coral

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lexID:
12276 
AphiaID:
874127 
Scientific:
Lobophytum hsiehi 
German:
Weichkoralle 
English:
Soft Coral 
Category:
Soft Corals 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Alcyoniidae (Family) > Lobophytum (Genus) > hsiehi (Species) 
Initial determination:
Benayahu & Ofwegen, 2011 
Occurrence:
Endemic species, Taiwan 
Sea depth:
2 - 16 Meter 
Size:
up to 3.94" (10 cm) 
Temperature:
75.2 °F - 82.4 °F (24°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Dissolved inorganic substances, Dissolved organic substances, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Lobophytum altum
  • Lobophytum anomolum
  • Lobophytum batarum
  • Lobophytum borbonicum
  • Lobophytum caputospiculatum
  • Lobophytum catalai
  • Lobophytum crassodigitum
  • Lobophytum crassospiculatum
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-07-31 18:59:25 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Lobophytum hsiehi are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Lobophytum hsiehi, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Lobophytum hsiehi, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

Lobophytum hsiehi s p . n o v. belongs to the mixed clade of Sarcophyton and Lobophytum

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