By Bob Goemans
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Family Anthothelidae

Erythropodium caribaeorum

(Sebens & Miles, 1988)

Encrusting Polyps

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

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

Natural Environment: Inhabits moderate coastal depths

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 68 to 79°F (20 - 26°C). Looks like and behaves like some Briareum species as it incrusts hard substrates. Requires strong lighting as it is photosynthetic and will do well in aquaria.

 Erythropodium caribaeorum (Encrusting Polyps)
Photo © Vincent Hargreaves
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