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Ilyanthopsis elegans Wasilieff [sic] 1908

Please note: Ilyanthopsis elegans is the original binomen of this species according to Carlgren's 1949 catalog. Nomenclatorial inconsistencies need to be resolved in a future revision of this genus (see below).
Containing group: Actinernidae


Actinernidae with cylindrical body not lobed above. Ectoderm of the column with small nematocyst batteries. No sphincter. Tentacles up to over 100 arranged about as in Halcurias. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles ectodermal, rather weak, radial muscles of oral disc strong, meso-ectodermal, 2 siphonoglyphs. Mesenteries numerous, all perfect in older specimens, their arrangement cyclic but not very regular, the two partners of a pair generally about equally developed. Longitudinal muscles of mesenteries and parietobasilar muscles weak. No basilar muscles. Cnidom: see the suborder.

Other Names for Ilyanthopsis elegans Wasilieff [sic] 1908


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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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