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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera marginata Haeckel 1887

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Acanthosphaera marginata

Citation: Acanthosphaera marginata Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.212
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Actinommidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell thick walled, twelve times as broad as one mesh. Pores regular, circular double-edged, four times as broad as the bars. Radial spines conical, fourteen in number, about as long as the radius, and as broad at the base as one mesh. Six spines correspond to the six corners of a regular octahedron, eight to the centre of the eight faces.

Diameter of the shell 100µm, pores 8µm, bars 2µm; radial spines 60µm, basal breadth 10µm.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Acrosphaera marginata 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

Popofsky, A (1913). Die Nassellarien des Warmwassergebietes. Deutsche Sudpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. 13(6): 216-416. gs O


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