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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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Several species of anthozoans have been found to contain significant quantities of DOPA and DOPA-like derivatives, such as 5-cysteinyldopa and 5-hydroxydopa, in their nerve nets (Carlberg et al., 1982; Carlberg, 1983, 1990; Hudman and McFarlane, 1995).
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.
Gates, "Gene expression normalization in a dual-compartment system: a real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction protocol for symbiotic anthozoans," Molecular Ecology Resources, vol.
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).
Collections made from weathered surface exposures along the banks of drainage ditches at this location include, in descending abundance and diversity, brachiopods (e.g., Callipleura sp., Chonetes sp., Mucrospirifer prolificus, Schizoporia ferronensis), anthozoans (e.g., Aulopora sp., Heliophyllum halli bellense, Pluerodictyum cornu), bryozoans, crinoids (Gennaeocrinus variabilis), ostracods, trilobites (Phacops rana), bivalves (?Cornellites sp.), and tentaculids (Tentaculites attenuatus).
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.