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Species Name: Capnella imbricata

Authority: (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833)

Common Name: African Tree

Range: Indian Ocean and the Eastern African coast

Natural Environment: Inhabits coastal shore and reef slope rubble areas experiencing good water movement

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 68 to 83°F (20 - 28°C) and believe this was formally called Nephteidae arboreum or Lemnalia africana with its common name being 'African Tree. It grows similar to Colt Coral, however, has a dry feel to its tissue, not the slimy feel associated with Colt Coral. This photosynthetic coral requires good water quality, medium light and moderate water movement.

African Tree (Capnella imbricata) Photo Credit:Bob Goemans

Photo Credit: Bob Goemans


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