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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera reticulata Haeckel 1887

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Acanthosphaera reticulata

Citation: Acanthosphaera reticulata Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.217
Type specimens: pl.26, fig.5
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Actinommidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell thick walled, with irregular, roundish pores, twice to four times as broad as the bars; .six to eight on the radius. Surface of the bars covered with a peculiar delicate network of very fine crests. Twenty to forty radial spines, angular, pyramidal, scarcely one-third as long as the radius of the shell, as broad at the base as the bars.

Diameter of the shell 220µm, pores 20µm to 40µm, bars 10µm; length of the spines 40µm, basal breadth 10µm.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Acanthosphaera reticulata 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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