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Alcyonacea (Soft Corals) is an order of cnidarians. There are 3477 species of Soft Corals, in 375 genera and 39 families. It includes groups like Acanthoaxiidae, Parasphaerascleridae, and Haimeidae. They have asexual reproduction and sexual reproduction.

  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019954
  • Definition: Capable of the biological process in which new individuals are produced by either a single cell or a group of cells, in the absence of any sexual process.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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EOL has data for 15 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of soft corals. View this species on GBIF
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Soft Coral Habitats

The environments in which many soft corals species are known to live. Select an environment to see its soft corals species checklist.