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Containing group: Endomyaria


Thenaria (Endomyaria) with a broad pedal disc. Column with simple or compound vesicles or with outgrowths which are branched in their ends. Vesicles may also occur on the branches, and peduncles of the outgrowths. Vesicles with macrobasic amastigophors. The smooth upper part of the column may have weak longitudinal muscles, and spots containing spirocysts and few nematocysts. No distinct sphincter. Margin tentaculate. Tentacles long to rather long with spots as in the upper part of the column. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles and radial muscles of oral disc ectodermal. 2 siphonoglyphs. Pairs of perfect mesenteries 6, sterile or fertile. 2 pairs of directives. Retractors weak or rather strong but always diffuse. Basilar muscles weak or well developed.



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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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