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Plexauridae  Gray, 1859
Taxonomic Serial No.: 52172

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    PhylumCnidaria Hatschek, 1888 – cnidarians, coelenterates, cnidaires, coelentérés, água viva, anęmona, caravela, cnidario, coral, hidra  
          ClassAnthozoa Ehrenberg, 1834 – corals, flower animals, sea anemones, anémones de mer, coraux, água viva, anęmona, antozoário, caravela, corais, gorgônia  
             SubclassOctocorallia Haeckel, 1866  
                OrderAlcyonacea Lamouroux, 1816 – soft corals, soft corals  
                   SuborderHolaxonia Studer, 1887  
                      FamilyPlexauridae Gray, 1859  
    Direct Children:  
                         Genus Bebryce Philippi, 1842  
                         Genus Caliacis Deichmann, 1936  
                         Genus Eunicea Lamouroux, 1816  
                         Genus Euplexaura Verrill, 1865  
                         Genus Hypnogorgia Duchassaing and Michelotti, 1864  
                         Genus Lytreia Bayer, 1981  
                         Genus Muricea Lamouroux, 1821  
                         Genus Muriceides Studer, 1887  
                         Genus Muriceopsis Aurivillius, 1931  
                         Genus Paramuricea Kölliker, 1865  
                         Genus Placogorgia Studer, 1887  
                         Genus Plexaura Lamouroux, 1812  
                         Genus Plexaurella Valenciennes, 1855  
                         Genus Psammogorgia Verrill, 1868  
                         Genus Pseudoplexaura Wright and Studer, 1889  
                         Genus Scleracis Kükenthal, 1919  
                         Genus Spinimuricea Grasshoff, 1992  
                         Genus Swiftia Duchassaing and Michelotti, 1864  
                         Genus Thesea Duchassaing and Michelotti, 1860  
                         Genus Villogorgia Duchassaing and Michelotti, 1860  

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  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Plexauridae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Bayer, Frederick M.  
  Publication Date: 1956   
  Article/Chapter Title: Octocorallia   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part F: Coelenterata   
  Page(s): F166-F231   
  Publisher: Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press   
  Publication Place: Lawrence, Kansas, USA   
  Notes: 1963 reprint edition. Separately authored chapters may include original descriptions   
  Reference for: Plexauridae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Cairns, Stephen D., Dale R. Calder, Anita Brinckmann-Voss, Clovis B. Castro, Daphne G. Fautin,...  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Cnidaria and Ctenophora, Second Edition, 2002   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication 28   
  Page(s): xi + 115   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-888569-39-5, 0097-0638  
  Notes: Full author list: Cairns, Stephen D., Dale R. Calder, Anita Brinckmann-Voss, Clovis B. Castro, Daphne G. Fautin, Philip R. Pugh, Claudia E. Mills, Walter C. Jaap, Mary N. Arai, Stephen H. D. Haddock, and Dennis M. Opresko   
  Reference for: Plexauridae   

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