CharacteristicsActinernidae with cylindrical body which distally is drawn out into 8 distinct lobes, four larger and four smaller alternating. Column without papillae. No sphincter. Tentacles in at least 2 cycles without distinct mesogloeal thickenings, largest at apices of the lobes, numerous. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles ectodermal, radial muscles of oral disc chiefly ectodermal, strong. Two broad siphonoglyphs. At least half of the mesenteries perfect. Perfect mesenteries cyclic in arrangement, beyond them weak mesenteries of unequal size in upper part of the body. Retractors weak, parietobasilar muscles rather well developed.
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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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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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