Gorgonacea


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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Pseudopterolide, an irregular diterpenoid with inusual cytotoxic properties from the Caribbean Sea whip Pseudopterogorgia acerosa (Pallas) (Gorgonacea).
Synthesis and transport of the organic matrix of the spicules in the gorgonian Leptogorgia virgulata (Lamarck) (Coelenterata: Gorgonacea).
Los octocorales de la familia Plexauridae (subclase Octocorallia, orden Gorgonacea) han sido estudiados durante las ultimas tres decadas, en particular en cuanto a la quimica de productos naturales, habiendose reportado prostaglandinas y nuevos terpenos.
Los octocorales son unos de los invertebrados mas abundantes en los ambientes marinos tropicales y subtropicales; los pertenecientes al orden Gorgonacea (abanicos marinos o corales gorgonios blandos), crecen en aguas relativamente someras y representan un estimado del 38% de las especies conocidas de los arrecifes de las Indias Occidentales (Bayer, 1961).
Gorgonians were difficult to distinguish and were categorized into one group (order Gorgonacea).
It is an adjective, undefined, but obviously pertaining to Gorgoniacea, a synonym for Gorgonacea, an order of Alcyonaria, including such specimens as sea fans and sea shrubs.