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Containing group: Endocoelantheae


Endocoelantheae with elongate, not lobed body. Column with little groups of nematocysts. Tentacles rather few, up to about 70 in more than two cycles, without basal swellings on their aboral side, their arrangement curious differring [sic] from the common type. A single siphonoglyph. Mesenteries divisible into macro- and microcnemes, 6 or 10 pairs of macrocnemes. Some of the microcnemes, however, perfect. Retractors of the macrocnemes rather strong, restricted.


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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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

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