- Sagartia nitidus Wassilieff 1908
- Nemanthus annamensis Carlgren 1943
- Nemanthus californicus Carlgren 1940
Nemanthus: Nemanthidae with wide pedal disc, smooth column and long tentacles considerably fewer than the mesenteries at the base. Sphincter mesogloeal, well developed. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles and radial muscles of oral disc ectodermal. Actinopharynx with distinct, fairly broad siphonoglyphs, as a rule 2, but possibly variable in connection with asexual reproduction. Usually 2 pairs of directives. Perfect pairs of mesenteries 6-12, frequently irregularly arranged, so that the one side of the animal has more than the other, sterile. Stronger imperfect mesenteries fertile. Retractors of the mesenteries weak, parietobasilar muscles moderately weak or weak. Acontia-like organs "acontioids", considerably thicker than acontia and containing very few to rather few nematocysts of the same kind as in the filaments, present on at least some of the mesenteries. The individuals often live together in colonies sometimes so closely packed that the edges of their pedal discs touch each other intimately. 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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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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