Alcyonacea


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Alcyonacea

[‚al·sī·ə′nās·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The soft corals, an order of littoral anthozoans of the subclass Alcyonaria.
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Although the two species examined here are both members of the Holaxonia-Alcyoniina clade of Alcyonacea, they are otherwise not closely related.