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Anthozoa Ehrenberg, 1834

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Cnidaria - anemones, corals and jellyfish

Scientific synonyms



Diploria clivosa - Knobby Brain Coral

Diploria clivosa - Knobby Brain Coral

Author: Michael Kesl

Anemonia viridis - Snakelocks Anemone

Anemonia viridis - Snakelocks Anemone

Author: Zdeněk Sýkora

Dendrogyra cylindrus - Pillar Coral

Dendrogyra cylindrus - Pillar Coral

Author: Commander William Harrigan, NOAA Corps (ret.)

Functions restricted to taxon Anthozoa

Important groups

Alcyonacea - soft corals, Actiniaria - sea anemones, Scleractinia - hard or stony corals, Ceriantharia - tube anemones

Included taxa

Number of records: 8

subclass Hexacorallia Haeckel, 1866 - hexacorallians
subclass Octocorallia Haeckel, 1866
subclass Ceriantipatharia Van Beneden, 1898

Fossil taxa

subclass Tabulata Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1850 - tabulate coral
Ordovician: Lower Ordovician – Permian: Lopingian
subclass Heliolitoidea
order Chaetetida Okulitch, 1936 inc.sed.
genus Bitraia Galle & Weyer, 1973 inc.sed.
genus Kolihaia Prantl, 1944 inc.sed.

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extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon