Corals and Anemones

The Cnidarian class Anthozoa includes the stony corals, soft corals and anemones. Anthozoans are carnivores that feed by catching prey with their tentacles, drawing it into the central mouth. While anemones are solitary, most corals form large colonies and include the reef-building stony corals where polyps are encased communally in a calcium carbonate skeleton.

Anemones (Order Actiniaria)

Soft Octocorals (Order Alcyonacea)

Stony Corals (Order Scleractinia)

Zoanthids (Order Zoanthidea)