By Bob Goemans
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Family Briareidae

Briareum asbestinum

(Pallas, 1766)

Caribbean Corky Finger, Deadman Fingers

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

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

 Briareum asbestinum (Caribbean Corky Finger, Deadman Fingers)
Photo © Bob Goemans
Iciligorgia sp. Acabaria splendens
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