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Actinia artemisia Dana 1849 [sic]

Please note: Actinia artemisia is the original binomen of this species according to Carlgren's 1949 catalog. Nomenclatorial inconsistencies need to be resolved in a future revision of this genus (see below).
Containing group: Actiniidae


Actiniidae. Pedal disc well developed. Column with longitudinal rows of adhesive verrucae, which are most numerous in its uppermost part; and provided with cinclides. Sphincter circumscribed, more or less unequally bipinnate. Tentacles rather short, hexamerously arranged, the outer longer than the inner (or both of same length?). Longitudinal muscles of tentacles and radial muscles of oral disc ectodermal. 2 siphonoglyphs. Most of the mesenteries perfect. 2 pairs of directives. Retractors strong, band-like, parietobasilar and basilar muscles well developed. Probably more mesenteries than tentacles. All mesenteries, apart from the directives and those of the last cycle, fertile.

Other Names for Actinia artemisia Dana 1849 [sic]


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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The information provided on this page is based on Oscar Carlgren's 1949 catalog.
Copyright © 1949 Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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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