Brachycnemina Haddon & Shackleton, 1891

Low, Martyn E. Y., Sinniger, Frederic & Reimer, James Davis, 2016, The order Zoantharia Rafinesque, 1815 (Cnidaria, Anthozoa: Hexacorallia): supraspecific classification and nomenclature, ZooKeys 641, pp. 1-80: 3

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Brachycnemina Haddon & Shackleton, 1891


Suborder Brachycnemina Haddon & Shackleton, 1891 

Brachycneminae  Haddon & Shackleton, 1891a: 626.


Zoantharians with the fifth mesenteries from the dorsal directive being incomplete.


-Recent molecular phylogenetic research indicates the two suborders of Zoantharia  may not be monophyletics (e.g. Fujii and Reimer 2013). Three families are currently assigned to Brachycnemina  Haddon & Shackleton, 1891.