Taxon profile


hard or stony corals
Scleractinia Bourne, 1900

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

Scientific synonyms


Other names

= Stony Corals


Diploria clivosa - Knobby Brain Coral

Diploria clivosa - Knobby Brain Coral

Author: Michael Kesl

Acropora palmata - Elkhorn Coral

Acropora palmata - Elkhorn Coral

Author: Paige Gill (NOAA)

Lobactis scutaria - Plate Mushroom Coral

Lobactis scutaria - Plate Mushroom Coral

Author: Dr. James P. McVey

Functions restricted to taxon Scleractinia

Included taxa

Number of records: 11

suborder Archaeofungiina Alloiteau, 1952
suborder Astrocoeniina Vaughan & Wells, 1943
suborder Caryophylliina Vaughan & Wells, 1943
suborder Dendrophylliina Vaughan & Wells, 1943
suborder Faviina Vaughan & Wells, 1943
suborder Fungiina Verrill, 1865
family Cunnolitidae Alloiteau, 1952
family Latomeandridae Alloiteau, 1952
family Lobophylliidae Dai & Horng, 2009
family Montlivaltiidae Dietrich, 1926
family Stylinidae d'Orbigny, 1851

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extinct taxon