Andresia: Andresiidae of considerable length with rounded aboral end. Column smooth but with a notched parapet and a fosse at the margin. Sphincter small, circumscribed. Tentacles long, hexamerously arranged, not numerous, the inner longer than the outer ones. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles and radial muscles of oral disc ectodermal. 2 siphonoglyphs. 24 pairs of mesenteries, all perfect and fertile. 2 pairs of directives. Retractors diffuse. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs, microbasic p-mastigophors.
Carlgren, O. 1949. A Survey of the Ptychodactiaria, Corallimorpharia and Actiniaria. Kungl. Svenska Vetenskapsakadamiens Handlingar, series 4, volume 1, number 1.
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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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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