Fautin, Daphne G. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.
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An order of the class Anthozoa, subclass Hexacorallia, containing approximately 150 species, commonly referred to as tube anemones. Members of the Ceriantharia (cerianthids) are strictly marine; most are subtidal, but some are intertidal. They extend to depths of at least 2500 m (8200 ft). Tube anemones range from Arctic latitudes to the Southern Ocean (Antarctic Ocean); south polar records are lacking. All are solitary organisms. See also: Anthozoa; Cnidaria; Hexacorallia
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