Taxon profile


soft corals
Alcyonacea Lamouroux, 1816

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Cnidaria - anemones, corals and jellyfish »  class Anthozoa »  subclass Octocorallia


Gorgonia flabellum - Venus Sea Fan

Gorgonia flabellum - Venus Sea Fan

Author: Michael Kesl

Gorgonia ventalina - Common Sea Fan

Gorgonia ventalina - Common Sea Fan

Author: Larry Zetwoch

Leptogorgia chilensis

Leptogorgia chilensis

Author: Shane Anderson

Functions restricted to taxon Alcyonacea

Included taxa

Number of records: 10

suborder Alcyoniina - true soft corals
suborder Calcaxonia
suborder Holaxonia
suborder Scleraxonia Studer, 1887
family Maasellidae
family Nephtheidae Benayahu, 1997
family Taiaroidae Bayer & Muzik, 1976
family Xeniidae Ehrenberg, 1828

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