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Gorgonia flabellum

Gorgonia flabellumis commonly referred to as Venus sea fan, Venus' fan, common sea fan. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Venus Sea Fans, Gorgonia flabellum and Divers, 2016


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lexID:
5270 
AphiaID:
290029 
Scientific:
Gorgonia flabellum 
German:
Venusfächer, Großer Seefächer, Große Netzgorgonie, Große Fächerkoralle 
English:
Venus Sea Fan, Venus' Fan, Common Sea Fan 
Category:
Gorgonie 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Alcyonacea (Order) > Gorgoniidae (Family) > Gorgonia (Genus) > flabellum (Species) 
Initial determination:
Linnaeus, 1758 
Sea depth:
1 - 30 Meter 
Size:
bis zu 100cm 
Temperature:
20°C - 28°C 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
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:
2019-07-24 21:20:05 

Captive breeding / propagation

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

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Gorgonia flabellum Linnaeus, 1758

Gorgonia flabellum fan is a delicate-looking colonial soft coral in the form of a fan composed of a lattice of branches in a single plane. The coral grows from a small base, forming several main branches with side branches and a network of small branchlets.

Similar in appearance to Gorgonia ventalina.

Synonymised names:
Gorgonia flabellum f. occatoria Milne Edwards (synonymy)
Rhipidogorgia occatoria Valenciennes, 1855 (nomen nudum)
Rhipidogorgia occatoria Milne Edwards, 1857 (synonymy)

External links

  1. Harald´s Gorgonien-Lexikon (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Interactive Identification Guide to South Florida Octocorals (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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Venus Sea Fans, Gorgonia flabellum, 2018
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Venus Sea Fans, Gorgonia flabellum and Divers, 2016
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Copyright Prof. Dr. Bernardo Antonio Perez da Gama, Brasilien
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© Anne Frijsinger & Mat Vestjens, Holland
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