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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Classis: Anthozoa
Subclassis: Alcyonaria
Ordo: Alcyonacea
Subordines: Alcyoniina - Calcaxonia - Holaxonia - Protoalcyonaria - Scleraxonia - Stolonifera

incertae sedis: Families Acanthoaxiidae - Haimeidae - Parasphaerascleridae + Genus Speirogorgia


  • 2010: Invertebrate systematics, 24: 23–31. DOI: 10.1071/IS09033
  • McFadden, C.S.; van Ofwegen, L.P. 2013: Molecular phylogenetic evidence supports a new family of octocorals and a new genus of Alcyoniidae (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea). ZooKeys 346: 59–83. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.346.6270 Reference page
  • Ofwegen, L.P., van; McFadden, C.S. 2010: A new family of octocorals (Anthozoa: Octocorallia) from Cameroon waters. Journal of natural history, 44: 23–29. DOI: 10.1080/00222930903359669
  • Williams, G.C. 2013: New taxa and revisionary systematics of alcyonacean octocorals from the Pacific coast of North America (Cnidaria, Anthozoa). ZooKeys 283: 15-42. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.283.4803 Reference page
  • Williams, G.C. & S.D. Cairns. 2006 (rev.) Systematic List of valid Octocoral Genera.[1]

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Weichkorallen
English: Soft corals
suomi: Pehmytkorallit
magyar: Szarukorallok
日本語: ウミトサカ目
中文: 軟珊瑚