CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Arachnosphaera tenuissima Haeckel 1887

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

Arachnosphaera tenuissima

Citation: Arachnosphaera tenuissima 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 irregular, polygonal meshes; its diameter twice as long as the equal distance between every two concentric shells. Forty to fifty radial spines, each with twelve to sixteen verticils.

Diameter of the innermost shell 0.1, distance between the concentric shells 0.04 to 0005.

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


Arachnosphaera tenuissima compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 15-4-2021

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