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Eunicea calyculata Warty sea rod.

Eunicea calyculatais commonly referred to as Warty sea rod.. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
13511 
AphiaID:
283235 
Scientific:
Eunicea calyculata 
German:
Gorgonia 
English:
Warty Sea Rod. 
Category:
Sea Fans 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Plexauridae (Family) > Eunicea (Genus) > calyculata (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Ellis & Solander, ), 1786 
Occurrence:
Belize, Bermuda, Canada , Florida, Gulf of Mexico, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, West-Atlantic Ocean 
Sea depth:
4 - 33 Meter 
Size:
up to 70.87" (180 cm) 
Temperature:
~ -18.4 °F (-28°C) 
Food:
Plankton, 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:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-01-03 11:08:54 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Info

Very specíal thanks for the first photo of Eunicea tayrona to Prof. Dr. Charles G. Messing, Nova Southeastern University, USA.

Eunicea calyculata is the only species of the genus Eunicea that has a bushy branching pattern and does not branch candelabra-like predominantly in one plane.
Instead, it forms columns of flexible, tangled branches that branch along their entire length, not just in the basal region.

The branches of the grogonia are ascending, thick, flexible, cylindrical, long and usually 6.0 - 20 mm in diameter.
At greatest depth, however, distinctly thin branches are formed.

Eunicea calyculata does not form slime.

The colour of the gorgonian varies from reddish ochre to beige and dark ochre.

Habitat: On forereef terraces and seaward reefs moderately exposed to waves and currents.

External links

  1. Coralpedia (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  2. Interactive Identification Guide to South Florida Octocorals (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. Octocorallia (Cnidaria) of the Gulf of Mexico (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.

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