CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Acrosphaera inflata Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Acrosphaera -> Acrosphaera inflata
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 inflata

Citation: Acrosphaera inflata Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.5, fig.7
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.101
Family (traditional): Collosphaeridae
Family (modern): Collosphaeridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Shell more or less irregular, polyhedral, hilly, with a variable number (six to twelve) of large pyramidal, hill-like prominences; every hill about as high as broad, on the top a strong conical, radial, or obliquely inserted spine, inflated, with three to six very large polygonal meshes, much larger than the other pores between the hills, which are also polygonal, two to six times as broad as the bars. Ten to fifteen pores on the half meridian.

Diameter of the shell 100 to 140µm, of the largest pores 50µm, of the smallest 5µm; length of the spines 20 to 30µm.

Etymology: Latin inflatus, -a, -um = inflated


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


Acrosphaera inflata compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 9-3-2021

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