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Leptogorgia palma Palmate sea fan

Leptogorgia palmais commonly referred to as Palmate sea fan. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. A aquarium size of at least 1000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
12837 
AphiaID:
286254 
Scientific:
Leptogorgia palma 
German:
Gorgonie 
English:
Palmate Sea Fan 
Category:
Sea Fans 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Gorgoniidae (Family) > Leptogorgia (Genus) > palma (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Pallas, ), 1766 
Occurrence:
Endemic species, Mexico (East Pacific), Revillagigedo Islands, South-Africa 
Sea depth:
10 - 100 Meter 
Size:
up to 78.74" (200 cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 82.4 °F (23°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Amphipods, azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, Copepods, Invertebrates, Suspension feeder, Zooplankton 
Tank:
219.98 gal (~ 1000L) 
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:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Leptogorgia abietina
  • Leptogorgia acuta
  • Leptogorgia aequatorialis
  • Leptogorgia albipunctata
  • Leptogorgia annobonensis
  • Leptogorgia arbuscula
  • Leptogorgia aureoflavescens
  • Leptogorgia barbadensis
  • Leptogorgia barnardi
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-02 15:08:29 

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Leptogorgia palma (Pallas, 1766)
Palmate sea fan

The palmate sea fan (Leptogorgia palma) is a species of gorgonian sea fan in the family Gorgoniidae. This fan grows up to 2m in total height and is bright red.

Synonymised names:
Gorgonia flammea Ellis & Solander, 1786
Gorgonia palma Esper, 1791
Leptogorgia crista (Möbius, 1861)
Lophogorgia crista Möbius, 1861 (synonym)

External links

  1. Eastern Cape Scuba Diving (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Harald´s Gorgonien-Lexikon (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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