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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Classis: Anthozoa
Subclassis: Alcyonaria
Ordo: Alcyonacea
Subordo: Holaxonia

Familia: Acanthogorgiidae
Genera: AcanthogorgiaAnthogorgiaCalcigorgiaCalicogorgia – Cyclomuricea – Muricella – Versluysia

Acanthogorgiidae Gray, 1859

Type genus: Acanthogorgia Gray, 1857 (monotypy when established)
Primary references

Gray, J.E. 1859. On the arrangement of Zoophytes with pinnated tentacles. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany, and Geology serie 3. 4(24): 439–444. DOI: 10.1080/00222935908697159 Paywall BHL Open access Reference page. [see page 443]

Additional references

Horvath, E.A. 2019. A review of gorgonian coral species (Cnidaria, Octocorallia, Alcyonacea) held in the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History research collection: focus on species from Scleraxonia, Holaxonia, and Calcaxonia – Part I: Introduction, species of Scleraxonia and Holaxonia (Family Acanthogorgiidae). Zookeys, 860: 1–66. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.860.19961 Reference page.


Cordeiro, R.; McFadden, C.; van Ofwegen, L.; Williams, G. (2020). World List of Octocorallia. Acanthogorgiidae Gray, 1859. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2020-09-20

BHL bibliography
Catalogue of Life: 2021 Annual Checklist
Acanthogorgiidae – Taxon details on Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).
Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Acanthogorgiidae.

Acanthogorgiidae is a family of cnidarians belonging to the order Alcyonacea.[1]


Acanthogorgia Gray, 1857
Anthogorgia Verrill, 1868
Calcigorgia Broch, 1935
Calicogorgia Thomson & Henderson, 1906
Cyclomuricea Nutting, 1908
Muricella Verrill, 1868
Versluysia Nutting, 1910


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