Order Scleractinia Bourne 1900 (stony coral)

Anthozoa - Scleractinia

Parent taxon: Zoantharia according to Y. Ezaki 2000

See also Baron-Szabo 2002, López-Pérez 2005, Sepkoski 2002, Squires 1984, Squires 1987, Squires 1988 and Squires 1999

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 Cylindrosmilia Cynaria Decaheliocoenia Dendrophylliina Desmocoenia Dichotomosmilia Diploastraeidae Diplothecangia Distichophylliina Ebocotrochus Eburneotrochus Eckastraeidae Edwardsomeandra Epitrochus Etalloniopsis Euphyllidae Eupsammidae Eusmiliopsis Fasciatiphyllia Fasciseris Faviina Favitopsis Felixaraeoidea Fungiina Furcophyllia Gallitellia Gardineroseris Gombertiphyllia Haplareidae Hedeliastraea Heliostylina Helladophyllia Heterocoeniina Houchangocyathus Isastraeidae Isphyllastrea Karatchastraea Kobycoenia Lamellomeandra Lepiconus Lithodendron Lupitschia Mareastraea Meandriina Microsolenina Miophora Mioscapophyllia Misistelloidea Montastraeidae Morchellastraea Ondadiplocteniopsis Pachysmilia Pachythecaliina Palaeophyllia Palaeoseris Palaeosmilia Paracoryphyllia Phylloseriopsis Phyllosmilioidea 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 Thamnasteriidae Thamnasterites Thecoseriopsis Thigmastrea Trachyphylliidae Tropiastraea Tropiastraeidae Variabilifavia

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Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal microcarnivore-photosymbiotic

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