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Phellia brodricii Gosse 1859

Please note: Phellia brodricii 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: Hormathiidae


Hormathiidae with well developed base. Column divisible into scapus and scapulus, the former with a more or less deciduous cuticle and small tubercles, sometimes reduced, tending to arrangement in short, longitudinal rows on upper part of scapus. Scapulus with distinct ridges. Cinclides just above the limbus. Sphincter strong, mesogloeal. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles and radial muscles of oral disc ectodermal. Two siphonoglyphs and two pairs of directives. Six pairs of perfect and sterile mesenteries. Mesenteries equally numerous proximally and distally. Retractors diffuse. Acontia well developed on all mesenteries.

Other Names for Phellia brodricii Gosse 1859


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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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