Telestacea

Telestacea

[‚tel·ə′stā·shē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of the subclass Alcyonaria comprising of individuals which form erect branching colonies by lateral budding from the body wall of an elongated axial polyp.
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X X Native D'Orbigny, 1851 Cnidaria Anthozoa Octocorallia Telestacea Telestidae Carijoa riisei X X X Introduced Milne- (Duchas-saing & Edwards & Michelotti, Haime, 1857 1860) Cnidaria Hydrozoa Anthoathecata Bougainvilliidae Bougainvillia X X Cryptogenic Lutken, 1850 muscus (Allman, 1863) Eudendriidae Eudendrium X X Native L.
Alcyonaria (Stolonifera, Alcyonacea, Telestacea, and Gorgonacea).