Order Scleractinia Bourne 1900 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia

Parent taxon: Zoantharia according to Y. Ezaki 2000

See also Baron-Szabo 2002 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Kilbuchophyllida, Pentasmiliida, Tabulaconida

Subtaxa: Adekoheastrea Agathiphylliidae Amphiastraeina Anisastraea Annotocyathus Anomopora Apelismilia Aplocyathus Archaeocoeniina Archaeofungiina Archaeolasmogyra Astraeoina Astrocoeniina Aulastraeoporidae Bavarosmilia Budiopsis Calameastolia Carantophyllum Carcicocaenia Caryophylliina Chorisastraea Clausastraeopsis Clonosmilia Coelomeandra Cyclastraeidae Cyclindrocyathus Cyclismilia Cylindrosmilia Cynaria Decaheliocoenia Dendrophylliina Desmocoenia Dichotomosmilia Diploastraeidae Diplothecangia Distichophylliina Ebocotrochus Eburneotrochus Eckastraea Edwardsomeandra Epitrochus Etalloniopsis Eugyriopsis Euphyllidae Eupsammidae Eusmiliopsis Fasciatiphyllia Fasciseris Faviina Favitopsis Fungiina Furcophyllia Gallitellia Gombertiphyllia Haplareidae Hedeliastraea Heliostylina Helladophyllia Heterocoeniina Houchangocyathus Isastraeidae Isphyllastrea Karatchastraea Kobycoenia Lamellomeandra Lepiconus Lithodendron Lupitschia Mareastraea Meandriina Microsolenina Miophora Mioscapophyllia Molukkia Montastraeidae Monticuliphyllia Morchellastraea Ondadiplocteniopsis Pachysmilia Pachythecaliina Palaeophyllia Palaeoseris Palaeosmilia Paracoryphyllia Phylloseriopsis Pleuropodia Psammocyathus Pyramisasteria Reisocyathus Reussiphyllia Rhabdofavia Rhipidogyrina Rhopalophyllia Saeptiphyllia Sakalavastraeopsis Saltastraea Sclydolithus Siderocoenia Sinasteria Siniastraea Smilostyliidae Solenocoeniidae Streptocyathopsis Streptocyathus Stylinina Stylophyllina Thamnasteria cycloides Thamnasteria komagataensis Thamnasteria maxima Thamnasteria protoserioides Thamnasteria rikuzenica Thamnasterites Thecoseriopsis Thigmastrea Trachyphylliidae Tropiastraea Tropiastraeidae Variabilifavia

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

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