A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.
The Family Milleporidae is a member of the Order Anthoathecatae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Milleporidae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Radiata (rad-ee-AY-tuh) (Linnaeus, 1758) Cavalier-Smith, 1983
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Family Milleporidae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Genus (1): Millepora
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 26 species and subspecies in the Family Milleporidae.
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.
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