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Centroceras clavulatum

(C.Agardh) Montagne, 1846

Not Reef Tank Suitable

Not Suitable for Fish-Only Tank

Range: Atlantic and Pacific Oceans: Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, South Africa (Angola, Capetown,), South America (Brazil, Chile), Australia and New Zealand.

Natural Environment: Inhabits lower tidal habitats, e.g., tidepools, and reef flats.

Aquarium Suitability: Not considered a desirable aquarium species since it easily disintegrates. Yet may arrive on some coral species or live rock, and if so, should be removed prior to it being placed in the aquarium. If growing in the aquarium, can be trimmed or fed upon by the species named below.

Potential Control Species: Fish: Acanthurus achilles, Acanthurus japonicus, Acanthurus leucosternon, Acanthurus lineatus, Acanthurus olivaceus, Acanthurus pyroferus, Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis, Ctenochaetus striatus, Zebrasoma desjardinii, Zebrasoma flavescens, Zebrasoma scopas, Zebrasoma veliferum and Zebrasoma xanthurum

Urchin: Diadema setosum


    Kingdom: Plantae

    Phylum: Rhodophyta

    Class: Florideophyceae

    Order: Ceramiales

    Family: Ceramiaceae

    Genus: Centroceras

 Centroceras clavulatum (Unknown)
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