Citation: Acanthosphaera longispina Haeckel 1887Rank: speciesDescribed on page(s) : p.215Type repository: No information givenFamily (traditional): ActinommidaeFamily (modern): Actinommidae
Original Description Shell thin walled, with irregular polygonal meshes, four to six times as broad as the bars; six to eight on the radius. Thirty to forty radial spines, three-sided prismatic, twice as broad as the bars, twice to three times as long as the diameter of the shell.
Diameter of the shell 120 to 150µm, pores 12 to 20µm, bars 3µm; length of the radial spines 200 to 400µm, breadth 6µm. Etymology: No information given, but: Latin longus + spina -ae = long spine Editors' Notes There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887) Haeckel listed Acrosphaera longispina under the subgeneric name Rhaphidosphaera, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name. Dimensions in millimeters]
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 longispina compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project teamviewed: 29-3-2023