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Family Clavelinidae

Clavelina diminuta

(Kott, 1957)

White-spot Ascidian

Likely Reef Tank Suitable

Range: Western Pacific Ocean: Australia, Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, Indonesia, Philippines

Natural Environment: Inhabits caves and usually found under overhangs from 15 - 60 feet (5 -20m)

General Husbandry: Has a temperature range of 72 to 83°F (22 - 28°C). Forms a half-ball-like mass of individuals and is not particularly colorful. A suspension feeder that is better left in the wild. May show up in the trade, and would require special attention to their feeding requirements. For those that want to maintain them in aquaria, these creatures require numerous feedings per day of live and/or preserved commercial phytoplankton products or that of animal and plant powders that produce suspended products in the bulk water and/or bacteria laden waters. Better left in the wild.

 Clavelina diminuta (White-spot Ascidian)
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