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Soft Corals of the Family Alcyoniidae, pt. 3

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By Bob Fenner

Sarcophyton sp. (elegans?) 

These young colonies on the reef flat in Fiji and an aquarium.

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Sarcophyton tenuispiculatum Thomson & Dean 1931. The Gold-Crowned Leather Coral. Common in its range in the Indo-Pacific. A tough aquarium species that needs lots of space, high intensity light and strong water movement. Aquarium photo.

Sarcophyton trocheliophorum Marenzeller 1886, Elephant Ear Soft Coral. A large alcyoniid with symbiotic zooxanthellae. This and fine plankton, dissolved organics are nutritive. To two feet across. A popular aquarium species that loses easily to stinging anemones, large polyp stony corals. Likes bright light, moderate current. Red Sea at right, close-up and below left, Cebu (Philippines) and Maldives images.

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