Dendrophyllia

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Dendrophyllia
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Dendrophyllia cribrosa
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Dendrophylliidae
Genus: Dendrophyllia
Blainville, 1830 [1]
Species
See text
Synonyms
  • Brasseyia Wright, 1882

Dendrophyllia is a genus of stony cup corals in the family Dendrophylliidae. Members of this genus are found at depths down to about 900 metres (3,000 ft). They are azooxanthellate corals, meaning that they do not contain symbiotic photosynthetic dinoflagellates as do many species of coral.[1]

Species[edit]

The following species are listed in the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS):[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Cairns, S.; Hoeksema, B. (2014). "Dendrophyllia de Blainville, 1830". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2018-07-08.