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class

Anthozoa Ehrenberg, 1834

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

Scientific synonyms

Actinozoa
Corallia

Images

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: 7

subclass Tabulata Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1850 - tabulate coral
subclass Hexacorallia Haeckel, 1866 - hexacorallians
subclass Octocorallia Haeckel, 1866
subclass Ceriantipatharia Van Beneden, 1898
subclass Heliolitoidea

Anthozoa incertae sedis

order Chaetetida Okulitch, 1936
genus Kolihaia Prantl, 1944

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Explanations

extinct taxon