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Class TENTACULATA Eschscholtz, 1825

Compiler and date details

30 April 2007 - Lisa-ann Gershwin


The name Tentaculata was first used by Eschscholtz (1825: 742) as Beroidae tentaculatae, in exclusion of the Beroidae cavae (Beroe and Neis) and the Beroe lobatae (the lobates). Eschscholtz specifically included the genera "Beroe" (as he understood it) and Cestum.

Today, the Tentaculata is recognised at the class level, including all ctenophoran taxa except Beroe and Neis, which are grouped under the class Nuda.



Ctenophora with tentacles and tentacle bulbs present.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
12-Feb-2010 (import)