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Centroceras clavulatum

(C.Agardh) Montagne, 1846

Best Avoided

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

Natural Environment: Found growing in tufts and mats in lower tidal habitats, e.g., tidepools and reef flats.

Aquarium Suitability: Not considered a desirable aquarium species, however 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 names species 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, Zebrasoma xanthurum

Urchins: Diadema setosum

 Centroceras clavulatum ()
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