CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Arachnosphaera dolichacantha Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> A -> Arachnosphaera -> Arachnosphaera dolichacantha
Other pages this level: A. dichotoma, A. dolichacantha, A. hexasphaera, A. increscens, A. irregularis, A. myriacantha, A. oligacantha, A. tenuissima, A. velaris

Arachnosphaera dolichacantha

Citation: Arachnosphaera dolichacantha Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.269
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Astrosphaeridae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Innermost shell with regular, hexagonal meshes, very small; its diameter only as long as the equal distances between every two concentric shells. At each nodal-point occurs one radial spine with twelve to sixteen verticils (altogether thirty to forty spines).

Diameter of the innermost shell 0.05; distance between the concentric shells 0.04 to 0.05.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Arachnosphaera dolichacantha under the subgeneric name Arachnosphaerella , 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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