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Madracis asperula Madracis asperula


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lexID:
8649 
AphiaID:
135211 
Scientific:
Madracis asperula 
German:
Großployige Steinkoralle 
English:
Madracis Asperula 
Category:
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Pocilloporidae (Family) > Madracis (Genus) > asperula (Species) 
Initial determination:
Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849 
Occurrence:
Bolivia, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, French Guiana, Gulf of Mexico, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Madeira, Mexico (East Pacific), Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Puerto Rico, South Atlantic, The Bahamas, the Canary Islands, the Cayman Islands, The Gulf of Guinea, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela 
Size:
up to 15.75" (40 cm) 
Temperature:
39.2 °F - 82.4 °F (4°C - 28°C) 
Food:
azooxanthellat, nonphotosynthetic, Phytoplankton, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Only for advanced aquarists 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2015-08-07 19:01:47 

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Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1850

Very special thanks for the first two photos of Madracis asperula to Rafael Mesa, Blue World fotos!

Madracis asperula, an azooxanthellate coral, is found in intermediate to deep-water fore reef environments, from 12-200 meters.

The coral seems to be non-sensitive respective fifferent temperatures, it is found in the cold Scotia Sea and just as in the warmer Caribbean Sea.


Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Astrocoeniidae (Family) > Madracis (Genus) > Madracis asperula (Species)

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