Hexacorallia


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Hexacorallia

[‚hek·sə·kə′ral·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The equivalent name for Zoantharia.
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The complement of cnidae distinguishes the anthozoan subclasses Hexacorallia and Octocorallia (reviewed in Daly et al.
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.
For example, sea anemones (class Anthozoa, subclass Hexacorallia order Actinaria) belong to the same subclass as the scleractinians, the main group of reef-building corals.