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Species Name: Pterogorgia citrina

Authority: (Esper, 1792)

Common Name: Yellow Sea Whip/Sea Blade

Range: Western Atlantic Ocean: Florida, Caribbean, Bermuda, and Colombia

Natural Environment: Inhabits shallow reef flats experiencing current swept areas

Aquarium Suitability: Found in shallow reef areas and has a flattened blade-like appearance with a somewhat triangular cross section. Difficult to maintain as it needs very good water movement and very bright light. Rarely do its polyps open in the aquarium, therefore they generally waste away. Better left in the wild

Yellow Sea Whip/Sea Blade (Pterogorgia citrina) Photo Credit:Vincent Hargreaves

Photo Credit: Vincent Hargreaves


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