class Anthozoa


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Related to class Anthozoa: class Scyphozoa, class Hydrozoa, Myxozoa
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Noun1.class Anthozoa - a large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and coralsclass Anthozoa - 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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In the class Anthozoa, which includes sea anemones and corals, the mesoglea is of variable thickness, with thin, embedded collagen fibers that are thought to serve as reinforcing filler (Gosline, 1971).
Planktic planula (self-feeding) larvae, representing the class Anthozoa, are also common (28.