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Cryptodendrum adhaesivum Klunzinger 1877

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Containing group: Thalassianthidae


Thalassianthidae with broad pedal disc. Upper part of column with small verrucae. Sphincter weak, to very weak, more or less circumscribed. Margin somewhat crenulated. Wide, irregularly folded oral disc. Tentacles of two kinds, partly short, dendritic, partly spherical. At the margin there is a single row of dendritic, exocoelic tentacles, inside those a continuous, broad band of globular nematospheres. The inner greater part of the oral disc is occupied by short branched endocoelic tentacles radially arranged. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles and radial muscles of oral disc ectodermal. Two well developed siphonoglyphs. Pairs of mesenteries numerous, at least those of the three first cycles perfect. All stronger mesenteries except the directives, fertile. More mesenteries at the margin than at the base. Retractors diffuse, well-developed, band-like. Parietobasilar muscles weak, basilar muscles distinct. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs, microbasic p-mastigophors.

Other Names for Cryptodendrum adhaesivum Klunzinger 1877


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 Cryptodendrum adhaesivum
Location Singapore
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Pizza anemone (Cryptodendrum adhaesivum)
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Copyright © 2006 Ria Tan
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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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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.

Correspondence regarding this page should be directed to Daphne G. Fautin at

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Tree of Life Web Project. 2000. Cryptodendrum. Cryptodendrum adhaesivum Klunzinger 1877. Version 01 January 2000 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Cryptodendrum_adhaesivum/18777/2000.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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