Bunodeopsis medusoides Fowler and Actinodiscus Neglectus Fowler, Two Tahitian Sea Anemones: Redescription and Biological Notes
Abstract:Two sea anemones, Bunodeopsis medusoides (Actiniaria) and Actinodiscus neglectus (Corallimorpharia), taken by the H. M. S. Challenger Expedition at Papeete, Tahiti in 1875 and described by G. H. Fowler in 1888 as Thaumactis medusoides and Phialactis neglecta, respectively, are redescribed from newly collected specimens. Biological observations of the living animals include those of a form of asexual reproduction resulting from swallowed tentacles and swimming by rhythmic pulsation of the tentacles. A brief review of species in the two genera is included.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 1979
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