List of AMNH Dry Coral Collection

Class Anthozoa - cnidarians with only a polyp phase (no medusa); consists of soft & hard corals, sea fans, sea anemones & allies. Both colonial and solitary, often building great reefs in tropical and deep-sea waters.

Subclass Hexacorallia - Stony corals, black corals, sea anemonies in broad sense, & tube anemones. Often colonial & reef forming corals with six or fewer axes in symmetry body-part structures.

Order Scleractinia - stony/hard corals

Families

Acroporidae

Agariciidae

Astrocoeniidae

Caryophylliidae

Deltocyathidae

Dendrophylliidae

Euphylliidae

Faviidae

Flabellidae

Fungiidae

Lobophylliidae

Meandrinidae

Merulinidae

Montastraeidae

Mussidae

Oculinidae

Pocilloporidae

Poritidae

Psammocoridae

Rhizangiidae

Scleractinia incertae sedis

Siderastreidae

Stenocyathidae

Trochosmiliidae

 

Subclass Octocorallia - Soft corals, gorgonians, sea pens & blue coral. Colonial with 8 pinnate tentacles, and without skeletal axis or with a skeletal axis made of protein and/or calcite.

Order Alcyonacea - soft corals

Families

Ellisellidae

Isididae

Primnoidae

Gorgoniidae

Plexauridae

Briareidae

Melithaeidae

Tubiporidae

Order Helioporacea - with massive calcified skeletons of crystalline aragonite, simliar to Scleractinia

Families

Helioporidae

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