Madreporaria

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Noun1.Madreporaria - stony coralsMadreporaria - stony corals        
animal order - the order of animals
Actinozoa, Anthozoa, class Actinozoa, class Anthozoa - a large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and corals; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed
madrepore, madriporian coral, stony coral - corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands
genus Maeandra, Maeandra - brain corals
Acropora, genus Acropora - coelenterate genus of order Madreporaria, including staghorn corals
Fungia, genus Fungia - a genus comprising the usual mushroom corals
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Emery (1963) noted that the chief contributor of calcareous debris from the reef is madreporarian coral.