CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Larcidium hexacanthum Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> L -> Larcidium -> Larcidium hexacanthum
Other pages this level: L. axacanthum, L. dissacanthum, L. dodecanthum, L. etroplus, L. hexacanthum, L. octacanthum, L. polyacanthum

Larcidium hexacanthum

Citation: Larcidium hexacanthum Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.611
Family (traditional): Litheliidae
Family (modern): Larnacillidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Cortical shell with smooth surface and regular network; pores circular, twice as broad as the bars; about eleven on the half meridian, nine on the half equator. Proportion of the three axes = 2: 2.5: 3. Medullary shell spherical, one-third as broad as the cortical. On the surface six strong, three-sided pyramidal spines, all about as long as the breadth of the cortidal shell.

Length of the cortical shell 0.12, breadth 0.1, thickness 0.08; pores 0.01, bars 0.005; medullary shell 0.035.

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)


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


Larcidium hexacanthum compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 27-2-2021

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