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Scleractinia sp.


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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Classis: Anthozoa
Subclassis: Hexacorallia
Ordo: Scleractinia
Subordo: †Archaeocoeniina - †Archaeofungiina - Astrocoeniina - Caryophylliina - Dendrophylliina - †Distichophylliina - Faviina - Fungiina - †Pachythecalina - †Stylina - †Stylophylliina

Unplaced familiae (2): †Cyathophoridae - †Rhipidogyridae


  • Altuna, Á. 2013: Scleractinia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) from ECOMARG 2003, 2008 and 2009 expeditions to bathyal waters off north and northwest Spain (northeast Atlantic). Zootaxa 3641 (2): 101-128. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3641.2.1 reference page 
  • Cairns, S.D. 1999: Species richness of Recent Scleractinia. Atoll Research Bulletin No. 459. 46 pp.
  • Cairns, S.D.; Polonio, V. 2013: New records of deep-water Scleractinia off Argentina and the Falkland Islands. Zootaxa 3691 (1): 58-86. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3691.1.2 reference page 
  • Fautin, D.G. and J.M. Lowenstein. 1993: Phylogenetic relationships among scleractinians, actinians, and corallimorpharians (Coelenterata: Anthozoa). Proceedings of the 7th International Coral Reef Symposium, 2 :665-670.
  • Kitahara, M.V. , Cairns, S.D. , Stolarski, J. & Miller, D.J., 2013: Deltocyathiidae, an early-diverging family of Robust corals (Anthozoa, Scleractinia). Zoologica Scripta, 42 (2): 201-212 doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00575.x
  • Romano, S.L. and S.R. Palumbi. 1996: Evolution of scleractinian corals inferred from molecular systematics. Science, 271: 640-642.
  • Samiei, J.V. et al. 2013: Some scleractinian corals (Scleractinia: Anthozoa) of Larak Island, Persian Gulf. Zootaxa 3636 (1): 101-143. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3636.1.5 reference page 
  • Veron, J.E.N. 1995: Corals in Space and Time: The Biogeography and Evolution of the Scleractinia. University of New South Wales Press, Sydney. 321 pages.
  • Veron, J. 2013: Overview of the taxonomy of zooxanthellate Scleractinia. Zoological journal of the Linnean Society, 169(3): 485-508. doi: 10.1111/zoj.12076 reference page 

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Steinkorallen
Ελληνικά: Σκληρακτίνια
English: Stony corals
日本語: 石珊瑚目
Nordfriisk: Stiankoralen
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