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Species Name: Briareum asbestinum

Authority: (Pallas, 1766)

Common Name: Caribbean Corky Finger, Deadman Fingers

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Southern Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bonaire

Natural Environment: Found in shallow to moderate depths along reef upper edges

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 68 to 75°F (20 - 24°C). They have an encrusting base with upright columnar growth covered with large wavy polyps. Requires fairly good water movement and strong light. Occasional feedings with plankton-like foodstuffs is quite beneficial. Those here are in one of my aquariums.

Aquarium Suitability: Generally, a fairly good reef aquarium species

Caribbean Corky Finger, Deadman Fingers (Briareum asbestinum) Photo Credit:Bob Goemans

Photo Credit: Bob Goemans


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