Alcyonacea


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Noun1.Alcyonacea - comprising the soft coralsAlcyonacea - comprising the soft corals    
animal order - the order of animals
Alcyonaria, order Alcyonaria - corals and sea anemones having eight branches
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Soft corals (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea) comprise multiple types of secondary metabolites.
Coll, "Preliminary evidence for directional allelopathic effects of the soft coral Sinularia flexibilis (Alcyonacea: Octocorallia) on scleractinian coral recruitment," Bulletin of Marine Science, vol.
Three orders (Aspidochirotida, Veneroida, and Alcyonacea) contained more than five AA species (Table S4).
Soft corals of the reef-dwelling genus Sarcophyton (Cnidaria, Octocorallia, Alcyonacea) are widespread, occurring from the eastern coast of Africa and the Red Sea in the west to Polynesia in the east (Fabricius and Alderslade, 2001).
For this study, the composite corals factor was composed of members of the orders Alcyonacea, Anthoathecata, Antipatharia, and Scleractinia.