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Hexacorallians of the World Resource

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A compilation of publications concerning taxonomy, nomenclature, and geographic distribution of extant hexacorallians - members of cnidarian orders Actiniaria (sea anemones in the strict sense), Antipatharia (black corals), Ceriantharia (tube anemones), Corallimorpharia (sea anemones in the loose sense), Ptychodactiaria (sea anemones in the loose sense), Scleractinia (hard or stony corals), and Zoanthidea (sea anemones in the loose sense). Data include bibliographic reference to the work in which each taxon was originally described, synonymy of each taxon, taxonomic status of each taxon, images of many species - from the published literature as well as previously unpublished ones, type specimens - by species and by museum, type locality of each species, published distribution of each species, list of relevant publications by each author, classification schemes of Hexacorallia. Data are most complete for sea anemones (Actiniaria and Ptychodactiaria). Last indexed March 22, 2011

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