CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acrosphaera echinoides Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Acrosphaera -> Acrosphaera echinoides
Other pages this level: A. arachnodictyna, A. australis, A. collina, A. cuniculiauris, A. echinoides, A. erinacea, A. inflata, A. labrata, A. mercurius, A. muse, A. pacifica, A. pseudarktios, A. simpla, A. spinosa coniculispina, A. spinosa fasiculopora, A. spinosa hamospina, A. spinosa longispina, A. streblospina, A. transformata

Acrosphaera echinoides

Citation: Acrosphaera echinoides Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.8, fig.1
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.100
Family (traditional): Collosphaeridae
Family (modern): Collosphaeridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell a regular sphere, covered with numerous, straight, radial spines, irregularly scattered over the whole surface. In the half meridian of the shell twenty to thirty irregular roundish pores of variable size, one to four times as broad as the bars. Spines conical, strong, quite radial, at the top of small conical elevations, which are perforated by from three to six pores.

Diameter of the shell 120 to 150µm, of the pores 2 to 8µm; length of the spines 15µm, of their basal zones 10µm.

Editors' Notes
[Synonymized with Polysolenia spinosa (Haeckel) by Nigrini, 1967]


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

Nigrini, C. A. (1967). Radiolaria in pelagic sediments from the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Bulletin of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 11: 1-125. gs


Acrosphaera echinoides compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 28-2-2021

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