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Containing group: Boloceroidaria


Boloceroidaria with broad pedal disc, without basilar muscles. Column smooth, without outgrowths, or with outgrowths in its lower part. Ectodermal longitudinal muscles in the whole column. Margin tentaculate, sphincter absent. Tentacles not retractil [sic], easily deciduous, each with an endodermal sphincter at its base by the contraction of which it may be thrown off, with or without stinging spots. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles and radial muscles of oral disc ectodermal. No distinct siphonoglyphs. 6 perfect pairs of mesenteries, or sometimes more especially if the species propagates asexually. Muscles of the mesenteries weak. No differentiation into macro- and microcnemes. Gonads develop from the mesenteries of the first cycle.


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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Scientific Name Bunodeopsis strumosa
Location Greece
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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Scientific Name Boloceroides mcmurrichi
Location Beting Bronok, Singapore
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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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Tree of Life Web Project. 2000. Boloceroididae. Version 01 January 2000 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Boloceroididae/17947/2000.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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