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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera maxima Haeckel 1887

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Acanthosphaera maxima

Citation: Acanthosphaera maxima 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 thick walled, with irregular, roundish pores, twice to eight times as broad as the bars; twelve to twenty on the radius. Radial spines very numerous (two to three hundred), short, conical, scarcely as long as the diameter of the largest meshes, and one-third as broad.

Diameter of the shell 300 to 400µm, pores 8 to 30µm, bars 4µm; length of the radial spines 30µm, basal breadth 10µm.

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