Alcyonaria


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Alcyonaria

a division of the Anthozoa containing the soft corals, e.g. sea pens, sea pansies, deadmen's fingers and precious coral.
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and Polymastia sp.; large anemones (Metridium senile, Tealia sp., or Stomphia careola); various hydroids (Tubularia sp., Obelia sp., Campanularis sp.); northern stone coral, soft coral (Alcyonaria sp.) off New England, and sea whips (Leptogorgia sp.) south of New Jersey where it becomes part of a "live bottom" community that is most common south of Virginia; barnacles; blue mussels, horse mussels Modiolus modiolus in deeper and cooler waters off southern New England; the jingle shell Anomia simplex; bryozoans, including Bugula sp.; skeleton (caprellid) and tubiculous amphipods, such as Jassa falcata; and tubiculous polychaetes, such as Sabellaria vulgaris and Hydroides dianthus.
Alcyonaria (Stolonifera, Alcyonacea, Telestacea, and Gorgonacea).
Within the Alcyonaria only the blue coral, Heliopora coerulea, and one species of Anthelia sp.