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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera longispina Haeckel 1887

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Acanthosphaera longispina

Citation: Acanthosphaera longispina Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.215
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Actinommidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell thin walled, with irregular polygonal meshes, four to six times as broad as the bars; six to eight on the radius. Thirty to forty radial spines, three-sided prismatic, twice as broad as the bars, twice to three times as long as the diameter of the shell.

Diameter of the shell 120 to 150µm, pores 12 to 20µm, bars 3µm; length of the radial spines 200 to 400µm, breadth 6µm.

No information given, but: Latin longus + spina -ae = long spine

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Acrosphaera longispina under the subgeneric name Rhaphidosphaera, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name. Dimensions in millimeters]


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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