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  • "From what we have seen, I think the term zoophyte inapplicable to coral ; it is neither an animal plant, nor a plant animal : nor can it be called a zoolite ; as it is certainly not a stony animal. It is with more propriety a polipaio..."

    Ferrarra, Alfio, M.D. 1812. On the Coral Fishery in the Sicilian Seas. Journal of Natural Philosophy. Vol 33

    January 17, 2013