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Please note: Entries in the above species list are the original binomina of species according to Carlgren's 1949 catalog. Nomenclatorial inconsistencies need to be resolved in a future revision of this genus (see below).
Containing group: Haloclavidae


Elongate Haloclavidae with a well-developed, rounded aboral body-end perforated by very numerous apertures ("cinclides"). Column indistinctly divisible into regions without tenaculi but for minute adherent areas. No sphincter. Tentacles normally 12, without acrospheres, the inner endocoel-tentacles shorter than the outer exocoel-tentacles. A single very deep siphonoglyph, the oral end of which is drawn out in a more or less lobate conchula, rarely forming a distinct tube separated from the cavity of the actinopharynx by an ectodermal fusion. Pairs of mesenteries 10 (6+4 lateral and ventrolateral pairs of second cycle). Only the mesenteries of the first cycle perfect, fertile, with filaments and strong diffuse retractors. Mesenteries of the second cycle only with retractors close to the column. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs, microbasic p-mastigophors. The larvae live parasitically on medusae.


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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Scientific Name Peachia hastata
Location France
Acknowledgements Collection and donation of this specimen by Dr. R. Dekker (NIOZ, Texel, Netherlands) is gratefully acknowledged.
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Copyright © 2000 Ron Ates
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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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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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