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Please note: Entries in the above species list are the original binomina of species according to Carlgren's 1949 catalog. Nomenclatorial inconsistencies need to be resolved in a future revision of this genus (see below).
Containing group: Isophelliidae


Isophelliidae with elongated, more or less cylindrical body, divisible into scapus and scapulus. Scapus with a rough, wrinkled cuticle, without tenaculi proper. Scapulus short. No cinclides. Tentacles rather short, about the same in number as the mesenteries, their apices sometimes more or less distinctly differentiated from their proximal parts. Siphonoglyphs well developed. Only the mesenteries of the first cycle are typical macrocnemes and perfect, the 6 pairs of the second cycle and some of the third may, however, be provided with filaments and acontia. The latter may be atypically arranged. Retractors of the macrocnemes very strong more or less kidney-shaped in cross-section. Acontia slender. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs, microbasic b-mastigophors, microbasic amastigophors.


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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Telmatactis forskali was originally described as Entacmaea Forskalii

Scientific Name Telmatactis forskali
Location Azores
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Identified By Oscar Ocana from collected specimens
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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Please note that Carlgren's text contains a number of errors, and much of the information is now out of date.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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