Database Details : Hexacorallians of the World

Full name: Hexacorallians of the World NEW!
Short name: WoRMS Hexacoral
Version: 2017-05-01
Release date: 2017-05-01
Authors/editors: Fautin D.G.
Taxonomic coverage: Animalia - Cnidaria - Anthozoa
English name of the group: Sea anemones, tube anemones, hard corals, black corals
Number of living species 3,291
Number of living infraspecific taxa 50
Number of extinct species: 86
Number of extinct infraspecific taxa: 4
Number of synonyms: 4,977
Number of common names: 1,139
Total number of names: 9,547
Abstract: A compilation based on publications concerning taxonomy, nomenclature, and geographic distribution of extant hexacorallians - members of cnidarian orders Actiniaria (sea anemones in the strict sense), Antipatharia (black corals), Ceriantharia (tube anemones), Corallimorpharia (sea anemones in the loose sense), Ptychodactiaria (sea anemones in the loose sense), Scleractinia (hard or stony corals), and Zoanthidea (sea anemones in the loose sense).
Organization: The University of Kansas, Lawrence KS, USA
Website: http://www.marinespecies.org
Bibliographic citation: Fautin D.G. (2017). WoRMS Hexacoral: Hexacorallians of the World (version 2017-05-01). In: Roskov Y., Abucay L., Orrell T., Nicolson D., Bailly N., Kirk P.M., Bourgoin T., DeWalt R.E., Decock W., De Wever A., Nieukerken E. van, Zarucchi J., Penev L., eds. (2017). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 29th May 2017. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. ISSN 2405-8858.