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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera clavata Haeckel 1887

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Acanthosphaera clavata

Citation: Acanthosphaera clavata Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.212
Type specimens: pl.26, fig.8
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Actinommidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell thick walled, ten to twelve times as broad as one mesh. Pores subregular, circular, three times as broad as the bars. Radial spines twenty, club-shaped, angular, with prominent edges, twice as broad at the distal end as one pore, about as long as the radius.

Diameter of the shell 110µm, pores 10µm, bars 3µm; length of the spines 60µm, breadth 20µm.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Acanthosphaera clavata under the subgeneric name Rhaphidocapsa,, 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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