CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Centrocubus cladostylus Haeckel 1887

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Centrocubus cladostylus

Citation: Centrocubus cladostylus Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type specimens: pl.18, fig.1
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.278
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Centrocubidae

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Current identification/main database link: Centrocubus cladostylus Haeckel 1887

Original Description
Radial spines thirty-two, club-shaped, at the distal end eight to ten times as broad as at the basal end. Eight primary spines arise from the eight corners of the regular, cubiform medullary shell, and from these, in the form of lateral branches, twenty-four secondary spines arise with concavely curved bases (three from the three denticulate edges of each spine, at nearly equal distances from the centre). The free distal end of each of the thirty-two spines is of the same shape, about half as long as the radius of the spongy sphere; framework much looser in the outer than in the inner part.

Diameter of the sphere 800µm, of the central cube 20µm; length of the spines 200µm, distal thickness 20µm.


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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