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Phytocoetopsis Ramunni Panikkar 1936

Containing group: Haliactiidae


Haliactiidae with long, vermiform body divisible into 3 indistinct regions, a more or less physa-like base, a scapus provided with longitudinal rows of cinclides and a capitulum. No sphincter. Tentacles numerous, those of the last cycles atypically arranged in as much as the youngest tentacles are situated nearer the mouth than the next youngest. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles and radial muscles of oral disc ectodermal. Mesenteries divisible into macro- and microcnemes, more numerous at the margin than at the base. 6 pairs of perfect mesenteries with retractors, filaments, gonads and acontia, microcnemes without these organs. Retractors strong, restricted, more or less reniform. Acontia well developed, atypically arranged in as much as several may arise from each macrocneme. Acontia with basitrichs and probably microbasic amastigophors (penicilli).

Other Names for Phytocoetopsis Ramunni Panikkar 1936


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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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