Astrocoeniidae

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Astrocoeniidae
Stephanosoenia michelinii 1.jpg
Stephanocoenia intersepta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Subclass: Hexacorallia
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Astrocoeniidae
Koby, 1890 [1]
Genera
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The Astrocoeniidae are a small family of stony corals. The family is distributed across the tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide. [2]

Description[edit]

Astrocoeniids include both hermatypic and ahermatypic (reef-building) colonial corals, both with and without symbiotic zooxanthellae. The family is made up of both branching and encrusting species which can range in size from less than 5 cm (2.0 in) to more than 30 m (98 ft) across.[2]

Genera[edit]

The World Register of Marine Species includes these genera and species in the family:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vanden Berghe, Edward (2010). "Astrocoeniidae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  2. ^ a b Family Astrocoeniidae Classification of Scleractinian (Stony) Corals. Retrieved 2011-12-23.