CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Actinomma anthomma Haeckel 1887

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Actinomma anthomma

Citation: Actinomma anthomma Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.252
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Actinommidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cortical shell thick walled, with regular, six-lobed pores, twice as broad as the bars. At each nodal-point of the surface is one short conical radial spine, as long as the diameter of the pores; one corresponding to each lobe, and there is therefore around each pore a regular corona of six spines, as in Haliomma lirianthus (Pl. 28, fig. lb). Both medullary shells with simple, circular, regular pores. Radial proportion of the three spheres=1: 2.5: 7; radial beams between them only six, opposite in pairs in the three dimensive axes.

Diameter of the outer shell 200µm, middle 75µm, inner 3µm; cortical pores 10µm, bars 5µm; length of the spines 10µm.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Actinomma anthomma under the subgeneric name Actinommantha, 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 year 1873-1876, Zoology. 18: 1-1803. gs


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