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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera arctica Haeckel 1887

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Acanthosphaera arctica

Citation: Acanthosphaera arctica Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.214
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Actinommidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell thin walled, with irregular roundish, polygonally framed meshes, three to four times as broad as the bars. Radial spines arising from all the nodal-points of the network, pyramidal at the base in the distal half bristle-shaped, as long as the radius.

Diameter of the shell 0.12, pores 0.006 to 0.008, bars 0.002; length of the spines 0.07. [dimensions in mm]

Latin arcticus -a -um = boreal

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Acanthosphaera arctica under the subgeneric name Rhaphidodrymus, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.


Haeckel, E (1887). Report on the Radiolaria collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs O


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