Zoantharia


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Zoantharia

[‚zō·ən′thar·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A subclass of the class Anthozoa; individuals are monomorphic and most have retractile, simple, tubular tentacles.
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Anthozoa is divided into two subclasses (Hexacorallia and Octocorallia), and recent molecular phylogenic analyses show that Actinaria or Zoantharia (or both) are the most ancestral group within extant Hexacorallia species (Medina et al.
Actiniaria, Zoantharia and Ceriantharia from shallow water in the North Western Gulf of Mexico.