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CATALOG OF ORIGINAL DESCRIPTIONS: Rhaphidozoum pandora Haeckel 1887

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Higher levels: rads_cat -> R -> Rhaphidozoum -> Rhaphidozoum pandora
Other pages this level: R. acuferum minutum, R. acuferum nudum, R. arachnoides, R. ascensionis, R. asperum, R. australe, R. brandti, R. capense, R. cristalliferum, R. filigerum, R. granulatum, R. pacificum, R. pandora, R. patagonicum, R. pelagicum, R. polymorphum, R. tenuissimum

Rhaphidozoum pandora

Citation: Rhaphidozoum pandora Haeckel 1887
Rank: species
Described on page(s) : p.49
Type specimens: pl.4, fig.6
Type locality: South Atlantic (near Ascension Island), Challenger Station 343, surface
Type repository: No information given
Family (traditional): Collodaria
Family (modern): Sphaerozoidae

Current identification/main database link: Rhaphidozoum pandora Haeckel 1887

Original Description

Spicula of three different kinds; simple needles, radiate and geminate mixed. The simple needles thin spindle-shaped, often curved. The radiate spicula commonly with three or four, rarely five or six, curved rays. The geminate-radiate spicula commonly with three or four, rarely two or five, shanks on each end, often different on the two ends of the middle rod. Number and form very variable. All or most of the shanks more or less bent and thorny.


Diameter of the capsule 0.1 to 0.3 mm, length of the spicula 0.05 to 0.2mm.


Extra details from original publication

Editors' Notes
Haeckel listed Rhaphidozoum pandora under the subgeneric name Rhaphidonura, but did not include the subgeneric name in the species name.

The type figure is captioned as "Sphaerozoum pandora n. sp. (vel Rhaphidozoum pandora) p.45". Vel is Latin for "or", so it seems this is a case of Haeckel changing his mind about generic assignment during publication.  Sphaerozoum species are described on p. 45 but there is no S. pandora. [editor's comment - JRY 2019]


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 years 1873-1876. 18: 1-1803. gs


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