- Ophiodiscus annulatus R. Hertwig 1882
- Ophiodiscus sulcatus R. Hertwig 1882
CharacteristicsActinostolidae with well developed pedal disc. Column smooth, margin tentaculate. Tentacles simple, long, in a single cycle, their longitudinal muscles mesogloeal but present only on the oral side of the tentacles. Radial muscles of oral disc mesogloeal. 2 broad siphonoglyphs. Mesenteries not numerous, the oldest with weak muscles and filaments but no gonads. 2 cycles of mesenteries perfect. The youngest, unmuscular mesenteries are without filaments or gonads, and unequally developed as in Actinostola viz. in such a way that in each pair the partner furthest away from the adjacent mesenterial pair of the next oldest cycle is the larger.
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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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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