Boloceroididae with thin column which in its lower part is provided with simple, spheroidal or compound vesicles, sessile or stalked, and containing microbasic amastigophors. Upper part of column, capitulum, smooth. A weak longitudinal musculature in the column as well as in the actinopharynx. Sphincter absent or indistinct diffuse. Tentacles long, with stinging spots, deciduous by contraction of the endodermal sphincter at their base, their longitudinal muscles ectodermal. No distinct siphonoglyphs. Number of perfect mesenteries variable about 4-20 pairs probably owing to asexual reproduction from the base. Muscles of mesenteries weak. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs, microbasic p-mastigophors, microbasic amastigophors.
B. strumosa Andres 1880
B. antilliensis Duerden 1897
Viatrix? globulifera Verrill 1899
B. sp. Panikkar 1937
B. sp. commensal with Melia tesselata Duerden 1905
B. australis Haddon 1898
Definitions and contained taxa are those of Oscar Carlgren as published in 1949 : Kungl Svenska Vetenskapsakadamiens Handlingar, Series 4, Volume 1, Number 1
Electronic version made possible by NSF grant DEB95-21819 in the PEET program to D. G. Fautin.