Some Antarctic and sub-Antarctic sea anemones (Coelenterata: Ptychodactiaria and Actiniaria)

  1. Louis S. Kornicker
  1. Daphne Fautin Dunn

Published Online: 16 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR039p0001

Biology of the Antarctic Seas XIV

Biology of the Antarctic Seas XIV

How to Cite

Dunn, D. F. (1983) Some Antarctic and sub-Antarctic sea anemones (Coelenterata: Ptychodactiaria and Actiniaria), in Biology of the Antarctic Seas XIV (ed L. S. Kornicker), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR039p0001

Author Information

  1. Department of Invertebrate Biology and Paleontology, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California 94118

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1983

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875901886

Online ISBN: 9781118666746

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Keywords:

  • Actinernidae;
  • Actiniidae and Actinostolidae;
  • Bathyphelliidae and Capneidae;
  • Galatheanthemidae;
  • Hormathiidae;
  • Isanthideae;
  • Liponematidae;
  • Ptychodactiidae

Summary

Fifteen species of sea anemones from Antarctic and sub-Antarctic seas are discussed. These include one member of Order Ptychodactiaria and 14 (in nine families) of Order Actiniaria. Three of the actiniarians are new species, one belonging as well to a new genus: Bolocera paucicornis n. sp., Bathyphellia australis n. sp., and Eltaninactis infundibulum n. gen., n. sp. Of the 12 previously described species, only Galatheanthemum profundale and Actinauge verrillii had not been recorded from south polar seas before. The other known species of Bathyphellia is boreal.