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Family Gorgoniidae

Leptogorgia miniata

(Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1857)

Carmine Sea Spray, Sea Whip

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Florida, Caribbean, Bermuda, Gulf of Mexico, and reported to occur in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean

Natural Environment: Inhabits coastal areas

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 70 to 83°F (21 - 28°C). Requires moderate light, and moderate water movement. Seems to do well in aquaria! Specimen in the photo came from those dredging areas in the Gulf of Mexico, and which was given to an aquarist who sent its photo. It is doing very well in his aquarium.

 Leptogorgia miniata (Carmine Sea Spray, Sea Whip)
Photo © Louis Balderas
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