The Suborder Faviina is a member of the Order Scleractinia. Here is the complete "parentage" of Faviina:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Radiata
(Linnaeus, 1758) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Infrakingdom: Coelenterata Leuckart, 1847
- Subkingdom: Radiata (rad-ee-AY-tuh) (Linnaeus, 1758) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Suborder Faviina is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (8): Anthemiphylliidae · Faviidae · Meandrinidae · Merulinidae · Mussidae · Oculinidae · Pectiniidae · Rhizangiidae
Faviidae is a family of Scleractinia. Members of this family are widely sought after for the reef aquarium trade. [more]
Meandrinidae is a family of stony corals. The name comes from the Greek, "maiandros" meaning "meandering", referring to the miniature, winding valleys that are found between the corallites. Fossil corals in this family have been found dating back to the Cretaceous. [more]
Mussidae is a family of stony coral that contains the genera Acanthastrea, Australomussa, Blastomussa, Cynaria, , Isophyllia, Lobophyllia, Mussa, Mussimilia, Mycetophyllia, Scolymia, and Symphyllia. Members of this family are widely sought after for the reef aquarium trade. [more]
Oculinidae is a family of colonial corals. Oculina and Schizoculina are found in the Atlantic Ocean while Galaxea and are found in the Indo-Pacific and the Red Sea. Most species are uncommon but Galaxea is widely distributed and common. [more]
Pectiniidae is a family of stony corals, commonly known as chalice corals. Members of the family are mostly colonial but one species, , is solitary. The name is probably related to the comb-like appearance of the walls of the corallites, which are tall, thin and striated. Pectiniids are endemic to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. [more]
At least 78 species and subspecies belong to the Family Rhizangiidae.
More info about the Family Rhizangiidae may be found here.
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