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Savalia lucifica Luminescent or Yellow Parazoanthid


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lexID:
8165 
Scientific:
Savalia lucifica 
German:
Krustenanemone 
English:
Luminescent or Yellow Parazoanthid 
Category:
Zoanthids 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Zoantharia (Order) > Parazoanthidae (Family) 
Initial determination:
Cutress C.E. & Pequegnat W.E., 1960 
Occurrence:
Canada , Eastern Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California, Mexico (East Pacific), USA 
Sea depth:
75 - 85 Meter 
Temperature:
32 °F - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Difficulty:
Average 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Last edit:
2018-06-13 15:35:14 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

Husbandry

Curtress & Pequenat, 1960

Vers special thanks for the photo of Savalia lucifica to Keoki Stener from Hawaii.

Depth range according to EOL: 75 to 85 meters, Keoki Stender from Hawaii, has taken his photo in a depth of 35 meters.

Savalia lucifica lives Eeifaunal on the golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, at scuba depths. Colonization leads to death of host gorgonian.
Tentacles glow when disturbed.

Distribution: Savalia lucifica was found from British Columbia to Southern California.

Synonym: Parazoanthus lucificum (Cutress & Pequenat, 1960)

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Zoantharia (Order) > Macrocnemina (Suborder) > Parazoanthidae (Family) > Savalia (Genus) > Savalia lucifica (Species)

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