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Order Gorgonacea Lamouroux 1816 (gorgonian)

Anthozoa - Octocorallia

PaleoDB taxon number: 147057

Alternative spelling: Gorgonida

Parent taxon: Octocorallia according to R. L. Squires 1999

Sister taxa: Alcyonacea, Coenothecalia, Echmatocrinidae, Graphularia, Helioporacea, Plexauridae, Waiparaconidae

Subtaxa: Acabaria, Axogaster, Carpathoporella, Coptocampylodon, Corallium, Eogorgia, Gorgoniidae, Krimella, Melithaea, Moltkia, Nicella, Paramoltkia, Parisididae, Petilavenula, Primnoa, Verrucella

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Ecology: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder