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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera compacta Haeckel 1887

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Acanthosphaera compacta

Citation: Acanthosphaera compacta Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.213
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Actinommidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell thick walled, about sixty times as broad as one mesh. Pores regular, circular, twice as broad as the bars. Thirty to forty radial spines, three-sided pyramidal, scarcely half as long as the radius, five to six times as broad at the base as one pore.

Diameter of the shell 240µm, pores 4µm, bars 2µm; length of the radial spines 50µm, basal breadth 20µm.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Acanthosphaera compacta 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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