Registered 23,235 species  (Collections:374,075; Observations:75,132; Other records:5,916)
Classification : Eukarya - Opisthokonta - Animalia - Cnidaria - Anthozoa - Anthozoa
真核生物ドメイン - Opisthokonta - 動物界 - 刺胞動物門 - Anthozoa亜門 - 花虫綱

Subclass Octocorallia   Haeckel, 1866     八放サンゴ亜綱
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Bayer, F. M. and K. M. Muzik (1976) A new solitary octocoral, Taiaroa tauhou gen. et sp. nov. (Coelenterata: Protoalcyonaria) from New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 6(4), 499-515. 
Daly, M., Brugler, M. R., Cartwright, P., Collins, A. G., Dawson, M. N., Fautin, D. G., France, S. C., McFadden, C. S., Opresko, D. M., Rodriguez, E., Romano, S. L. and J. L. Stake (2007) The phylum Cnidaria: a review of phylogenetic patterns and diversity 300 years after Linnaeus. Zootaxa, 1668, 127-182. 
Hickson S. J. (1930) On the classification of the Alcyonaria. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 100(1), 229-252. 
Imahara, Y., Iwase, F. and H. Namikawa (2014) The Octocorals of Sagami Bay. Tokai University Press, Kanagawa, Japan. 398pp. (in Japanese). 
Japan Oceanographic Data Center (2002) JODC taxonomic code of marine organisms (plankton). 2001 edition. In: Marine Organisms Data, accessed through