CharacteristicsEndocoelantheae with the thick body usually expanded above and then drawn out into lobes which are typically 4 or 8 in number. Sometimes there are small nematocyst batteries in the ectoderm of the column. Tentacles numerous, simple, or thickened on their aboral sides, 2 siphonoglyphs. Mesenteries numerous, not divisible into macro- and microcnemes, many are perfect. The later ones are arranged either cyclically or bilaterally, and the partners of a pair may be equal or unequal. Retractors weak. All stronger mesenteries fertile.
Carlgren, O. 1949. A Survey of the Ptychodactiaria, Corallimorpharia and Actiniaria. Kungl. Svenska Vetenskapsakadamiens Handlingar, series 4, volume 1, number 1.
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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date. An update of the catalog is currently under preparation in Daphne Fautin's laboratory, and the results of this work will be incorporated in future versions of this page.
Keyboarding of Carlgren's catalog was done as part of a project to create an electronic database of the sea anemones of the world, funded by NSF Grant DEB9521819, awarded to Daphne G. Fautin. This grant is in the program Partnerships to Enhance Expertise in Taxonomy (PEET). Susanne Hauswaldt, Katherine Pearson, and April Wakefield-Pagels contributed to the keyboarding effort.
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