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Noun1.Anthozoa - a large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and coralsAnthozoa - a large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and corals; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed
Cnidaria, Coelenterata, phylum Cnidaria, phylum Coelenterata - hydras; polyps; jellyfishes; sea anemones; corals
actinozoan, anthozoan - sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed
Alcyonaria, order Alcyonaria - corals and sea anemones having eight branches
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Gene expression normalization in a dual-compartment system: a real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction protocol for symbiotic anthozoans.
The latter specimen had unusually pale cerata, probably reflecting an atypical complement of the anthozoans normally consumed by this species (Beeman and Williams 1980).
Furthermore, recent descriptions of very small phosphatized fossils that predate the Cambrian by 25 million years or more have demonstrated the presence of cnidarians that might even be stem anthozoans (the cnidarian class that includes anemones and corals).
Externally, bivalves were sometimes camouflaged by external projections of the tunic, crevices and adhering epibionts, including sponges, colonial anthozoans and bryozoans.
In addition, the live cover of eight epibenthic biotic characteristics (erect macroalgae, turf algae, calcareous rhodophytes in the genus Porolithon, seagrasses, sponges, hydrocorals in the genus Millepora, encrusting non-scleractinian anthozoans, and scleractinians were ranked as follows: 1(0%), 2(1-5%), 3(6-10%), 4(11-25%), 5(26-50%), 6(51-75) and 7(76-100%).
Dolmer (2002) observed reduced numbers of poriferans, echinoderms, anthozoans, molluscs, crustaceans, and ascidians in dredged areas four months after dredging for mussels.
1,2) Cnidaria include "hydrozoans (fire coral and Portuguese man-of-war), scyphozoans (true jellyfish), and anthozoans (sea anemones).
The main organisms, both in terms of cover and biomass, are anthozoans (Paramuricea, Parazoanthus, Leptopsammia) and sponges (Chondrosia, Petrosia, Axinella).
There are certain circumstances in which anthozoans, invertebrates and things which live in cages are infinitely preferable to the traditional companions such as dogs and cats.
Range([double Species([dagger]) Common name dagger]) Anthozoans Anthopleura elegantissima anemone S A.
Predation on zooplankton by the benthic anthozoans Alcyonium siderium (Alcyonacea) and Metridium senile (Actinaria) in the New England subtidal.