Citation: Acanthosphaera gibbosa Haeckel 1887Rank: speciesDescribed on page(s) : p.216Type repository: No information givenFamily (traditional): ActinommidaeFamily (modern): Actinommidae
Original Description Shell thin walled, rugged or tuberculate, covered by about twenty hill-shaped tubercles or protuberances with flat valleys between them. Network very delicate, with thread-like bars and irregular, polygonal pores; twenty to thirty on the radius. Radial spines very numerous, bristle-shaped, twice to three times as long as the diameter of the pores.
Diameter of the shell 300µm, pores 10 to 20µm; length of the spines 20 to 50µm. Editors' Notes There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887) Haeckel listed Acanthosphaera gibbosa under the subgeneric name Rhaphidosphaera, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.
Haeckel, E (1887a). 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. gsO
Acanthosphaera gibbosa compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project teamviewed: 20-3-2023