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Species Name: Erythropodium caribaeorum

Authority: (Sebens & Miles, 1988)

Common Name: Encrusting Polyps

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.

Encrusting Polyps (Erythropodium caribaeorum) Photo Credit:Vincent Hargreaves

Photo Credit: Vincent Hargreaves

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