CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera castanea Haeckel 1887

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Acanthosphaera castanea

Citation: Acanthosphaera castanea Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.26, fig.3
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.211
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Astrosphaeridae

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Current identification/main database link: Acanthosphaera castanea Haeckel 1887

Original Description
Shell thick walled, thirty times as broad as one mesh. Pores regular, circular, nearly of the same breadth as the bars. Radial spines bristle-shaped, arising with thicker conical bases from all the nodal-points, scarcely half as long as the radius of the shell.

Diameter of the shell 150µm, pores and bars 5µm; length of the spines 30µm.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Acanthosphaera castanea under the subgeneric name Rhaphidococcus,, 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


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