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Anemonia cinerea Contarini 1844

Please note: Anemonia cinerea 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 with broad pedal disc. Column smooth, low. Margin tentaculate, no fosse. Sphincter absent or with tendency to form a very weak, elongate, diffuse one. Tentacles in comparison with the length of the body long, not retractile, their longitudinal muscles ectodermal, as also the radial muscles of oral disc. Siphonoglyphs indistinct. Mesenteries numerous, no directives (always?). A variable number of mesenteries perfect, the stronger fertile. Considerably more mesenteries at the base than at the margin. Retractors diffuse. Parietobasilar muscles well developed forming a fold on the stronger mesenteries. Propagation by longitudinal fission. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs, microbasic p-mastigophors.

Other Names for Anemonia cinerea Contarini 1844


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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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