CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Actissa lenticularis Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Actissa -> Actissa lenticularis
Other pages this level: A. discoides, A. ellipsoides, A. larcoides, A. lenticularis, A. phacoides, A. princeps, A. prototypus, A. prunoides, A. radiata

Actissa lenticularis

Citation: Actissa lenticularis Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.15
Family (traditional): not-known

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Current identification:

Original Description
Central capsule lenticular, flattened, about three times as broad as high, with a thin, simple edged membrane. Nucleus lenticular, one-third as large as the capsule, with ten small dark nucleoli. Protoplasm transparent, colourless, filled with small vacuoles at regular distances; on the inside of the membrane in the circular periphery of the lens twenty dark oil-globules. Calymrna lenticular, twice as broad as the capsule.

Major axis of the capsule 150µm, minor 50µm; breadth of the nucleus 50µm, height 20µm; breadth of the calymma 30µm.

Etymology: Latin lenticularis, -is, -e = lense-shaped

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Actissa lenticularis under the subgeneric name Actidiscus, 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 year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs


Actissa lenticularis compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 21-4-2021

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