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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera gibbosa Haeckel 1887

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Acanthosphaera gibbosa

Citation: Acanthosphaera gibbosa Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.216
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Actinommidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell thin walled, rugged or tuberculate, covered by about twenty hill-shaped tubercles or protuberances with flat valleys between them. Network very delicate, with thread-like bars and irregular, polygonal pores; twenty to thirty on the radius. Radial spines very numerous, bristle-shaped, twice to three times as long as the diameter of the pores.

Diameter of the shell 300µm, pores 10 to 20µm; length of the spines 20 to 50µm.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Acanthosphaera gibbosa under the subgeneric name Rhaphidosphaera, 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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