- Anthea couchii Cooks 1851
- Actinia diaphana Rapp 1829
- Aiptasia saxicola Andres 1880
- Aiptasia carnea Andres 1880
- Aiptasia leiodactyla Pax 1910
- Dysactis pallida Verrill 1864
- Bartholomea tagetes Duchassaing and Michelotti 1866
- Aiptasioides prima Stephenson 1918
- Aiptasia insignis Carlgren 1941
- Aiptasia parva Carlgren 1938
- Aiptasia pulchella Carlgren 1943
- Aiptasia californica Carlgren 1949
CharacteristicsAiptasiidae with elongate, smooth column provided with cinclides which are commonly arranged in a girdle about the middle of the body. Sphincter mesogloeal, very weak, margin tentaculate. Tentacles rather or very long, simple, always smooth, without any kind of projections. Upper part of the column unable wholly to cover the tentacles. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles ectodermal. Siphonoglyphs present. 6 pairs of perfect mesenteries. Gonads on the mesenteries of the first cycle and at least on the strongest imperfect ones. Acontia well developed. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs, microbasic p-mastigophors and probably microbasic amastigophors.
Carlgren, O. 1949. A Survey of the Ptychodactiaria, Corallimorpharia and Actiniaria. Kungl. Svenska Vetenskapsakadamiens Handlingar, series 4, volume 1, number 1.
About This PageThe 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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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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