Quoy and Gaimard, 1827, p. 187
A. luteus Quoy and Gaimard, 1827, p. 187; Monotypy
Type Specimen: Holotype; ; Lost; Unknown
Type Locality: Recent: near starit of Gibralter
=A. calycularis (Pallas, 1766). Type specimens should be in Quoy and Gaimard collection in MNHNP, but not present in 1999. Type species best described by Zibrowius (1980)
Calices arranged in cerioid, plocoid or phaceloid colonies; epitheca present; septa normally arranged; axial edges of septa coarsely dentate; columella discrete, and spongy; azooxanthellate.
This genus and family were monographed by Cairns (2001), which included a phylogenetic analysis based on morphology. Monotypic, having a Recent and fossil record.
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The editor is: Stephen D. Cairns