Diversity of Feeding in Anthozoa (Cnidaria): A Systematic Review

In this study, we performed a bibliographical review examining the scientific literature on
“feeding in Anthozoa” for the period from 1890 to 2019, using the scientific database Google Scholar,
supplemented with additional literature. This study categorized published scientific papers on this
topic by decade of publication, target taxa, variability of species studied in each order and main
themes studied. As a result, 153 studies were found, and based on their content, it was observed
that within Anthozoa, there has been a concentration of feeding studies on species in the orders
Actiniaria (Hexacorallia), Scleractinia (Hexacorallia), and Alcyonacea (Octocorallia). This indicates
that the other remaining orders of the group have been comparatively neglected with regards to
their feeding aspects. Therefore, as data on feeding in some groups of Anthozoa are scarce, studies
need to be carried out to fill the gaps that permeate this important benthic group, in order to better
understand their ecology.


Fabián H Acuña
Thaís B. Santos
James Davis Reimer
Sergio N. Stampar

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