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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Classis: Anthozoa
Subclassis: Hexacorallia
Ordo: Antipatharia

Familia: Antipathidae
Genera: Allopathes – Antipathes – Aphanipathes – Arachnopathes – BlastopathesCirrhipathes – Hyalopathes – Parantipathes – Pteropathes – Rhipidipathes – Stichopathes – Tropidopathes – Tylopathes

Antipathidae Ehrenberg, 1834: 378 (as Antipathina)

Type genus: Antipathes Pallas, 1766
Primary references

Ehrenberg, C.G. 1834. Beiträge zur physiologischen Kenntniss der Corallenthiere im allgemeinen, und besonders des rothen Meeres, nebst einem Versuche zur physiologischen Systematik derselben. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1832(1): 225–380. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Horowitz, J., Brugler, M.R., Bridge, T.C.L. & Cowman, P.F. 2020. Morphological and molecular description of a new genus and species of black coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Antipatharia: Antipathidae: Blastopathes) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 4821(3): 553–569. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4821.3.7 Reference page.
Terrana, L., Bo, M., Opresko, D.M., Eeckhaut, I. 2020. Shallow-water black corals (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Antipatharia) from SW Madagascar. Zootaxa. 4826(1): 1–62. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4826.1.1 Open access Reference page.

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Verrill, A.E. 1869. Notes on Radiata in the Museum of Yale College, with descriptions of new genera and species. No. 6. Review of the Corals and Polyps of the west coast of America. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. 1(2): 423–502, pls. 4–10. BHL Reference page.

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Antipathidae in the World Register of Marine Species

Antipathidae is a family of corals in the order Antipatharia, commonly known as black corals.

This family contains the following genera according to the World Register of Marine Species:[1]

Allopathes Opresko & Cairns, 1994 -- 3 species
Antipathes Pallas, 1766 -- 66 species
Cirrhipathes de Blainville, 1830 -- 16 species
Hillopathes van Pesch, 1914 -- 1 species
Pseudocirrhipathes Bo & al., 2009 -- 1 species
Pteropathes Brook, 1889 -- 1 species
Stichopathes Brook, 1889 -- 34 species

Opresko, Dennis. "Spotlight on Antipatharians (Black Corals)".

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