CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera antarctica Haeckel 1887

This page provides data from the catalog of type descriptions. The catalog is sorted alphabetically. Use the current identification link to go back to the main database.

Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Acanthosphaera -> Acanthosphaera antarctica
Other pages this level: A. angulata, A. antarctica, A. arctica, A. barbati, A. bernardi, A. brevispina, A. capillaris, A. castanea, A. circopora, A. clavata, A. compacta, A. conifera, A. corloca, A. dodecastyla, A. elliptica, A. enneacantha, A. fenestrata> >>

Acanthosphaera antarctica

Citation: Acanthosphaera antarctica Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type locality: LM2
Type age (chronostrat): [Quaternary]
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.214

<% linkedspecs %>

Current identification:

Original Description
Shell thick walled, with irregular, roundish pores, about as broad as the bars. Radial spines arising from all nodal-points of the network, conical at the base, half as long as the radius.

Size: Diameter of the shell 150µm, pores and bars 5µm to 8µm; length of the spines 40µm.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Acanthosphaea antarctica under the subgeneric name Rhaphidodrymus, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.[comment from RadWorld database]


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


Acanthosphaera antarctica compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 12-5-2021

Taxon Search:
Advanced Search

Short stable page link: Go to to create a permanent copy of this page - citation notes

Comments (0)

No comments yet on this page. Please do add comments if you spot any problems, or have information to share

Add Comment

* Required information
Captcha Image
Powered by Commentics