Gorgonacea


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Related to Gorgonacea: Gorgonia, Alcyonacea, sea whip

Gorgonacea

[‚gȯr·gə′nās·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The horny corals, an order of the cnidarian subclass Alcyonaria; colonies are fanlike or featherlike with branches spread radially or oppositely in one plane.
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Segmento calcareo duro del eje de algunos Gorgonacea (Melithaeidae, Isididae).
1993, 1997, Solis-Marin y Laguarda 2005), y de corales pertenecientes a la Clase Anthozoa 39 especies del Orden Scleractinia (corales duros) y 13 del Orden Gorgonacea (Durham y Barnard 1952, ReyesBonilla et al.
Gorgonias y corales petreos (Anthozoa: Gorgonacea y Scleractinia) del arrecife de Cabo Pulmo, Pacifico de Mexico.