Illustrated Glossary of Sea Anemone Anatomy - Tentacle Cross Sections

This page contains images of sea anemone tentacle cross sections.

Photograph of microscope slide of cross section of tentacles of Tealidium jungerseni prepared by Dr. Oskar Carlgren.
Edwardsia andresi, transversal section of a tentacle. a. Ectoderm with nematocysts; b. Granular layer; c. Longitudinal muscles; d. Connective-tissue; e. Transversal muscles; f. Ciliating endothelium.
Carcinactis ichikawai. Cross section of a tentacle having a cluster of nematocysts in the canal.
Thelaceros rhizophorae. Transverse section through a part of a tentacle and protuberance. a. Cavity of tentacle. b. Cavity of tentacular outgrowth. en. Endoderm; the cell outlines have all disappeared, and only a thick layer of parasitic algae are left. mg. Mesogloea, with fine fibrils. m.l. Ectodermal muscular layer, forming in the tentacle a folded layer of fibers in transverse section, with occasionally a part occluded in the mesogloea. m.l. 1. Ectodermal muscular layer of protuberance; fibrers cut obliquely. n.l. Nervous layer. e.l. Ectodermal epithelium with nettle-cells, young nettle-cells, and nuclei.
Bunodactis inflexibilis. Querschnitte durch einen Tentakel Fig. a an der Basis, Fig. b nicht so weit von der Spitze."

Condylanthus aucklandicus. Transverse section of tentacle.
Glyphostylum calyx. Cross section through a tentacle of the inner cycle.
Glyphostylum calyx. Portion of a cross section through the thick part of a tentacle.
Paractinostola bulbosa. Cross section throuth the base of a tentacle.
Part of a section through a tentacle of Phellia allantoides showing the highly developed ectodermal muscularture supported on branched processes of the mesogloea.
Glyphoperidium bursa. Cross section through a tentacle of the inner cycle.
Bunodeopsis antilliensis. Transverse section through a portion of a tentacle.

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