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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125 The crown of thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) is one of the most fearsome of all the predators of madreporaria. The photograph shows the effect it has on coral: the polyps have been devoured in the white strip on the right, while on the left the polyps in the coral are as yet untouched.
The Madreporaria and marine bottom deposits of southern Florida.