Key:  Order Scleractinia (hard corals)

Phylum Cnidaria
 Class Anthozoa
   Subclass Zoantharia

Taken primarily from  Kozloff, 1987, 1996  p. 72.  (Copyright 1987, 1996, University of Washington Press.  Used in this web page by permission of University of Washington Press)
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1a Polyps bright orange; inner edges of calcareous septa not fused to vertical pillars; common intertidal and subtidal species Balanophyllia elegans
1b Polyps beige, brown, or pink; inner edges of some calcareous septa fused to vertical pillars that arise from the bottom of the skeletal cup; subtidal Caryophyllia alaskensis

Taxonomic Levels Represented in This Key:
Balanophyllia elegans

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