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Milleporidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

Taxonomy

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The Family Milleporidae is a member of the Order Anthoathecatae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Milleporidae:

The Family Milleporidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Millepora

Fire corals are colonial marine organisms that look rather like real coral. However they are technically not corals; they are actually more closely related to jellyfish and other stinging anemones. They are members of the phylum Cnidaria, class Hydrozoa, order Capitata, family Milleporidae. [more]

At least 42 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Millepora.

More info about the Genus Millepora may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 03:13:33