Database details

Full name:

Hexacorallians of the World

Short name:



Jul 2001

Release date:

July 12th, 2001


DG Fautin

Taxonomic coverage:

Animalia - Cnidaria - Anthozoa - Actiniaria

Number of species names:

738 accepted names; 4,225 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

0 accepted names; 26 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



This database contributes data on members of the order Actiniaria (sea anemones) to the Catalogue of Life. The original Hexacorals database also provides information on the taxa, literature, type specimens, distribution maps, and images of extant hexacorallians. As well as the order Actiniaria, the Hexacorals database also includes data on members of the orders Corallimorpharia, Ptychodactiaria, and Zoanthidea (sea anemones in the loose sense), Ceriantharia (tube anemones), and Scleractinia (hard or stony corals).


University of Kansas and Kansas Geological Survey, Lawrence, USA

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