CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Octodendron spirale Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> O -> Octodendron -> Octodendron spirale
Other pages this level: O. arachnoidale, O. araucaria, O. arboretum, O. contortum, O. cubocentron, O. hamuliferum, O. nidum, O. pinetum, O. spathillatum, O. spirale, O. verticillatum

Octodendron spirale

Citation: Octodendron spirale Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Type repository: No information given
Described on page(s) : p.279
Family (traditional): Actinommidae
Family (modern): Centrocubidae

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Current identification:

Original Description
Radial spines eight, three-sided prismatic, three times as long as the diameter of the inner shell-cavity; their three edges denticulated and spirally contorted around the spine axis. Thickness of the loose spongy shell-wall equal to the radius of the inner cavity, three times as large as the central cube. Surface covered with numerous thin, bristle-shaped, bent spinules.

Diameter of the spongy shell 0.24, of its inner cavity 0.12, of the central cube 0.02; length of the spines 0.4, breadth 0.01.

Etymology: Latin adjective "spiralis" (-is, -e) = spiral

Editors' Notes
There was no illustration of this species in Haeckel (1887)
Haeckel listed Octodendron spirale under the subgeneric name Octodendridium, 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


Octodendron spirale compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 23-4-2021

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