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Containing group: Aurelianidae


Aurelianidae of considerable length. Pedal disc rather small. Column with longitudinal rows of vesicles in its upper part below the sphincter. Fosse deep. Sphincter strong, pinnate circumscribed. Tentacles short vesicular knobs, sometimes lobed arranged in radial rows. Two principal rows of tentacles communicate with each exo- and endocoel. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles and radial muscles of oral disc absent or very weak, ectodermal. Oral disc not extensive but notched into little lappets at the margin which correspond in number to the exo- and endocoels. A single, deep siphonoglyph but 2 pairs of directives. Mesenteries all perfect and all or mostly fertile. retractors strongly restricted to circumscribed. Parietobasilar muscles well developed. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs, microbasic p-mastigophors.


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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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

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