CharacteristicsBathyphelliidae with broad base. Column divisible into scapus and scapulus, the former with cuticle and tenaculi. Sphincter strong, mesogloeal. Tentacles hexamerously arranged, fewer than the mesenteries. Longitudinal muscles of tentacles and radial muscles of oral disc ectodermal. Two siphonoglyphs. Mesenteries hexamerously arranged, those of the last cycle growing from the base upwards. 6 pairs perfect, 2 pairs of directives, the perfect pairs fertile and provided with filaments and acontia. Retractors of the perfect mesenteries restricted, present but weak also on the stronger microcnemes, which are devoid of filaments, gonads and acontia. Nematocysts of acontia basitrichs only. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs, microbasic p-mastigophors.
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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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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