anthozoan

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anthozoan

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actinozoan

any of the sessile COELENTERATES of the class Anthozoa, including sea anemones, sea pens and corals, that have no medusoid stage (see MEDUSA and possess a body cavity that is more complex than in other coelenterates.
References in periodicals archive ?
Hadfield, "Larvae of Pocillopora damicornis (Anthozoa) settle and metamorphose in response to surface-biofilm bacteria," Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol.
Opresko, A New Species of Antipatharian Coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia) from the Southern California Bight.
Coelenterata Frey and Leuckart, 1847 Anthozoa Ehrenberg, 1834 Stylocoenia taurinensis (Michelin, 1842) Astrocoenia octopartita (Oppenheim, 1901) Ceratotrochus bodellei Barta-Calmus, 1973 Placosmiliopsis bilobatus (d'Achiardi, 1868) Desmophyllum castellolense Alvarez-Perez, 1997
Zoanthids (Class Anthozoa, Subclass Hexacorallia, Order Zoanthidia [colonial anemones]) are common in home aquariums.
Arthropoda had the highest number of taxa (161 taxa; mostly Crustacea), followed by Annelida (122; mostly Polychaeta), Mollusca (114; mostly Bivalvia and Gastropoda), Bryozoa (50), Echinodermata (43), Cnidaria, both Anthozoa and Hydrozoa (27), and other phyla with one to three taxa (Brachiopoda, Cephalorhyncha, Entoprocta, Nemertea, Platyhelminthes, Porifera, Sipuncula).
Planktic planula (self-feeding) larvae, representing the class Anthozoa, are also common (28.6%).
In fact, a more detailed classification includes corals in the Anthozoa class, together with sea anemones, sea pens, or sea pansies.
Corals (Phylum: Cnidaria, Class: Anthozoa) can generally be categorized into hard, soft, or gorgonian-type organisms.