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Scleractinia (Stony Corals) is a group of cnidarians. There are 1989 species of stony corals, in 304 genera and 40 families. This group has been around since the Wordian Age. Stony Corals includes groups like Stylinidae, Calamophylliidae, and Guyniidae. Stony Corals form shallow marine sediments. They have asexual reproduction, alternation of generations, and sexual reproduction. They are sessile animals.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019954
  • Definition: Capable of the biological process in which new individuals are produced by either a single cell or a group of cells, in the absence of any sexual process.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of stony corals. View this species on GBIF

stony corals Habitats

The environments in which many stony corals species are known to live. Select an environment to see its stony corals species checklist.

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Stony Coral Habitats

The environments in which many stony corals species are known to live. Select an environment to see its stony corals species checklist.