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Stolonifera Thomson & Simpson 1909

Stolonifera

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Stolonifera is a suborder of soft corals in the order Alcyonacea. Members of this taxon are characterised by having separate polyps budding off an encrusting horizontal, branching stolon. The skeletons include spicules or consists of a horny external cuticle. These soft corals are found in shallow tropical and temperate seas.[2]

Families

According to the World Register of Marine Species, the following families are included in this suborder:[1]

References

  1. ^ a b van Ofwegen, Leen (2015). "Stolonifera". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2015-03-25.
  2. ^ Cadet H. Hand, Jr. "Cnidarian: Classification". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2015-03-25.
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Stolonifera: Brief Summary

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Stolonifera is a suborder of soft corals in the order Alcyonacea. Members of this taxon are characterised by having separate polyps budding off an encrusting horizontal, branching stolon. The skeletons include spicules or consists of a horny external cuticle. These soft corals are found in shallow tropical and temperate seas.

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