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lexID: 910 AphiaID: 207373 Scientific: Mycedium elephantotus German: Elefantenhaut-Koralle English: Green Eyed Cup Coral Or Elephant Nose Coral Category: Stony Corals LPS Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Mycedium (Genus) > elephantotus (Species) Initial determination: (Pallas, ), 1766 Occurrence: , Sudan , Eritrea , Djibouti (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, Cook Islands, East Africa, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Great Barrier Reef, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Komodo (Komodo Island), Madagascar, Malaysia, Marquesas Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, The Bangai Archipelago, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Seychelles, Togean Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen Sea depth: 3 - 40 Meter Size: up to 23.62" (60 cm) Temperature: 75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) Food: Plankton, Zooxanthellae / Light Tank: 33 gal (~ 150L) Difficulty: Average Offspring: Possible to breed Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life: More related species in this lexicon:
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Created: 2004-09-21 23:36:21
Last edit: 2020-09-19 22:57:45
Captive breeding / propagation
The offspring of Mycedium elephantotus are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Mycedium elephantotus, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Mycedium elephantotus, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.
Color: Usually a uniform brown, grey, green or pink but may have green, white or red oral discs. Colonies may have distinctively coloured margins.
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