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Family Plexauridae

Muricea muricata

(Pallas, 1766)

Spiny Sea Fan/Whip

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, West Indies, Colombia

Natural Environment: Inhabits various depths and found on coral fragments and rocky rubble

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 68 to 79°F (20 - 26°C). Requires moderate light, very good water quality, and moderate water movement. Hopefully someone has a better photo! If so, please send it.

 Muricea muricata (Spiny Sea Fan/Whip)
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Muricea laxa Muriceopsis flavida
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