CharacteristicsThenaria (Endomyaria) with distinct, often wide pedal disc. Column smooth, or with vesicles in its upper part. Sphincter strong, circumscribed. Tentacles very short, vesicle-like, often slightly lobed, few or many communicating with each of the main exo- and endocoels. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles and radial muscles of oral disc endodermal or mesogloeal. A single siphonoglyph, but two pairs of directives. All or most of the mesenteries perfect and fertile. Retractors very strong, strongly restricted or usually circumscribed.
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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