CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Octodendron cubocentron Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> O -> Octodendron -> Octodendron cubocentron
Other pages this level: O. arachnoidale, O. araucaria, O. arboretum, O. contortum, O. cubocentron, O. hamuliferum, O. nidum, O. pinetum, O. spathillatum, O. spirale, O. verticillatum

Octodendron cubocentron

Citation: Octodendron cubocentron Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.18, fig.3
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.279
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Centrocubidae

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Current identification/main database link: Octodendron cubocentron Haeckel 1887

Original Description
Radial spines eight, club-shaped, with three denticulate, straight edges, twice as long as the diameter of the central cavity of the cubical spongy shell; the inner face of the latter (or the "inner cortical shell") exhibits the form of a large cube, the spongy sides of which are parallel with the simple square sides of the central cube. The thin eight radial beams, connecting the corresponding corners of both cubes, are not thicker than the edge-bars of the central cube, whilst their outer prolongations are much thicker, with four to six verticils of lateral branches. Surface of the thin walled, loose, spongy shell armed with short simple thorns.

Diameter of the spongy shell 200µm, of its inner cavity 100µm, of the central cube 20µm; length of the spines 200µm (from the centre 300µm).

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Octodendron cubocentron under the subgeneric name Octodendridium, but did not include the subgeneric name 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


Octodendron cubocentron compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 23-4-2021

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