Subclass Octocorallia Haeckel 1866

Anthozoa - Octocorallia

Full reference: E. Haeckel. 1866. Generelle Morphologie der Organismen, Allgemeine Grundzuge der Organischen Formen-Wissenschaft, Mechanisch Begr√ľndet Durch die von Charles Darwin Reformirte Descendez-Theorie. Verlag von Georg Reimer, Berlin CLX-462

Parent taxon: Anthozoa according to C. S. McFadden et al. 2021

See also Goedert et al. 2022, Squires 1999 and Veron 2000

Sister taxa: Actiniae, Actinotheca, Cambrotrypa, Conularia kaibabensis, Cysticyathus, Decaphyllum, Hexacorallia, Kitakamiphyllum, Numidiaphyllum, Oekentorpia, Paiutiida, Pyxidophyllum, Roselletona, Spongarium, Stolonifera, Strobilasma, Tablulaconida, Tabulata, Zoantharia

Subtaxa: Alcyonacea Coenothecalia Echmatocrinidae Ellisella Gorgonacea Helioporacea Pennatulacea Plexauridae Trachypsammia Waiparaconidae

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder-carnivore

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