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Peachia tropica Panikkar 1938

Please note: Peachia tropica 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: Haloclavidae


Haloclavidae with elongate body, physa-like at the aboral end, not distinctly divisible into regions. Column with minute suckers. No sphincter. Tentacles 16 (8+8) the inner, endocoelic, shorter than the outer, exocoelic, not swollen at the apex. Siphonoglyph completely separated from the other parts of the actinopharynx to which it is joined by a strip of the mesogloea, in its uppermost part drawn out in a conchula. Pairs of mesenteries 8 (6 primaries and 2 secondaries in the lateral exocoels), all perfect, fertile and similar. Retractors and parietal muscles about as in Peachia. Cnidom: probably spirocysts, basitrichs and microbasic p-mastigophors.

Other Names for Peachia tropica Panikkar 1938


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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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