Stichodactyla haddoni STIHAD-070697-JACLAR-002
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Breeder ID: STIHAD-070697-JACLAR-002
Date received: 7/6/97
Identification: Stichodactyla haddoni (Saville-Kent, 1893)
Geographic origin: Indo-Pacific
Taxonomy: (after I.C.Z.N)
Class: Anthozoa Subclass: Hexacorallia
Description: Slight to deep folded oral disc, 50 cm (reported up to 80 cm) diameter. 1 – 2 cm tentacle-free oral area. Color varies; column yellowish to tan. Tentacles are blunt bulbous or with basal “stalk” at the end; green, yellow, grey, rarely pink. May be variegated. Lives on or abouve sandy surfaces in shallow waters. Distribution from Fiji, Australia, Mauritius, to Ryukyu Islands.
Duration male(yr): not indicated
Size male (mm): 450
Adult diet: Not indicated. Animal is maintained in reef tank containing ~ 30 species of soft corals.
Pre-spawning activity: None observed. Animal just started releasing gametes into water.
Time spawning began: 2000 – 2200 hrs
Frequency of spawning: first spawning
Description: milky cloud
Approximate quantity: unknown.
Size: not indicated
Egg changes / development: Not attempted
Transfer / removal method: n/a
Spawning tank size (liter): 470
Sides of tank covered? Back
Lighting & photo period: 580 watts total illumination, 12 hour photoperiod
Filtration: Berlin style system
Additives and dosages: not indicated
Water temperature (F): 78 – 80
Salinity: 35 ppt
pH: 8.13 – 8.36
Nitrate: 0.35 ppm
Comments: Anemone is host to three (3) Amphiprion clarkii
Original description: First described by Saville-Kent in 1893 as Discosoma haddoni from specimens collected on the northern Great Barrier Reef.
Synonyms: Stoichactis kenti (Friese, 1972; Moyer & Sawyers, 1973). S. gigantea (Friese, 1972), S. haddoni (by Uchida, et al. 1975, Moyer 1976, Moyer & Steene 1979)
Word origin: The genus Stichodactyla is from the Greek root(s) sticho meaning a row or line; and dactyl meaning a finger or toe. The species hadonni is in honor of Haddon.
Vernacular name: Haddon’s anemone
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