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Glyphoperidium bursa Roule 1909

Containing group: Actiniidae


Actiniidae with well developed pedal disc and elongate body. Column broader distally than proximally without verrucae or spherules. Margin and fosse distinct. Sphincter variable from diffuse to more or less circumscribed. Tentacles extraordinarily numerous, hexamerously arranged, in comparison to the size of the body small and delicate, imperfectly retractile, the inner longer than the outer. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles uniformly developed all round the tentacles. Oral disc wide. Actinopharynx long, with 2 very broad siphonoglyphs aborally prolonged. Mesenteries rather thin, more numerous distally than proximally. Not half of the mesenteries perfect. Retractors weak, forming no distinct pennons. Parietobasilar muscles distinct, forming a fold, basilar muscles well developed. The two first cycles of mesenteries sterile. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs, microbasic p-mastigophors.

Other Names for Glyphoperidium bursa Roule 1909


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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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