Coral

Frae Wikipedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Coral
PillarCoral.jpg
Pillar coral, Dendrogyra cylindricus
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Cless: Anthozoa
Ehrenberg, 1831
Extant Subclasses and Orders

Octocorallia [1]
 Alcyonacea
 Helioporacea
 Pennatulacea
Hexacorallia [2]
 Actiniaria
 Antipatharia
 Corallimorpharia
 Scleractinia
 Zoantharia

Corals are marine invertebrates in the class Anthozoa o phylum Cnidaria. Thay teepically live in compact colonies o mony identical individual polyps. The group includes the important reef biggers that inhabit tropical oceans an secrete calcium carbonate tae form a haurd skelet.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Hoeksema, Bert (2015). "Octocorallia". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2015-04-24. 
  2. Hoeksema, Bert (2015). "Hexacorallia". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2015-04-24.