Cradactis magna 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).
Actiniidae with well developed pedal disc. Column cup-like with adhesive verrucae arranged in longitudinal rows and
increasing enormously in number a short distance below the tentacles. Several verrucae, in bunches projecting from a common
stalk, here form in each intermesenterial compartment, "frond"-like formations. Sphincter decidedly diffuse. Tentacles
numerous, short, conical, hexamerously arranged, the inner a little longer than the outer. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles and
radial muscles of oral disc ectodermal. Oral disc very wide, folded. Two well developed siphonoglyphs. Mesenteries
hexamerously arranged, most of them perfect. Retractors diffuse, bandlike. Parietobasilar and basilar muscles very strong. All
mesenteries, apart from the directives, fertile; about the same in number proximally and distally. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs,
microbasic p-mastigophors (and microbasic b-mastigophors?).
Other Names for Cradactis magna
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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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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