CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acrobotrys acuminata Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Acrobotrys -> Acrobotrys acuminata
Other pages this level: A. acuminata, A. aquaria, A. auriculata, A. chelinobotrys, A. disolenia, A. monosolenia, A. pentasolenia, A. teralans, A. tessarolobon, A. tetrasolenia, A. trisolenia, A. tritubus

Acrobotrys acuminata

Citation: Acrobotrys acuminata Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.96, fig.9
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.1115
Family (traditional): Cannobotryidae
Family (modern): Botryocyrtidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cephalis sexlobate, with two divergent tubes. Occipital and frontal lobes ovate, odd; between them a cupola-shaped apical lobe, bearing an ascending pointed apical tube. On each side at the base a small buccal lobe, and between the paired buccal lobes an anterior nasal lobe with a descending curved sternal tube. Thorax smaller than the cephalis. Pores numerous and small.

Length of the shell 110µm, breadth 90µm.

Editors' Notes
Although Haeckel does not explicitly assign Acrobotrys acuminata to the subgenus Acrobotrella, it is clear from the discussion of the genus Acrobotrys in this reference that Haeckel intends this assignment.


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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