radiolaria - rads_cat - Acanthosphaera mucronata radiolaria - rads_cat - Acanthosphaera mucronata

CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acanthosphaera mucronata 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 mucronata
Other pages this level: << < A. flosculenta, A. formosa, A. fortispina, A. fusca, A. gibbosa, A. globosa, A. haliphormis, A. heliacantha, A. hirsutissima, A. kreyenhagensis, A. longispina, A. macropora, A. marginata, A. maxima, A. micropora, A. mucronata, A. octahedralis, A. pachyconcha, A. parvula, A. pentagonalis, A. pinchuda, A. polyacerosa, A. reticulata, A. setosa, A. simplex, A. spinosa, A. stalactites, A. tenera, A. teneriformis, A. tenuis, A. trichophora> >>

Acanthosphaera mucronata

Citation: Acanthosphaera mucronata Haeckel 1887
taxonomic rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.212
Type specimens: pl.26, fig.7
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Actinommidae

Current identification:

Original Description

Shell thick walled, fifteen times as broad as one pore. Pores regular, circular, hexagonally framed, funnel-shaped, three times as broad as the bars. Radial spines twenty to thirty, dagger-shaped or spindle-shaped, angular, twice as broad in the middle as one pore, about as long as the radius.

Diameter of the shell 110µm, pores 7.5µm, bars 2.5µm; length of the spines 60µm, breadth 15µm.

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Acrosphaera mucronata the subgeneric name Rhaphidocapsa, 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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs O


Acanthosphaera mucronata compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 23-2-2024

Taxon Search:
Advanced Search

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

Add Comment

* Required information
Captcha Image
Powered by Commentics


No comments yet. Be the first!