radiolaria - rads_cat - Spongoliva


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not figuredSpongoliva amygdalina Haeckel 1887

not figuredSpongoliva cerasina Haeckel 1887

not figuredSpongoliva daturina Haeckel 1887

Spongoliva ellipsoides Popofsky 1912
= Spongoliva ellipsoides
not figuredSpongoliva opuntina Haeckel 1887

not figuredSpongoliva persicina Haeckel 1887

not figuredSpongoliva prunulina Haeckel 1887


Citation: Spongoliva Haeckel 1887
Rank: genus
Type species: Spongoliva cerasina Haeckel 1887 [designated by Campbell,1954, p.D74]
Described on page(s) : 351
Family (traditional): Coccodiscidae

Current identification/main database link: Spongoliva Haeckel 1887

Original Description
Spongurida with spongy ellipsoidal cortical shell, enclosing a double, spherical or ellipsoidal, latticed medullary shell. Polar spines absent.

The genus Spongoliva differs from the nearest Spongodruppa by duplication of the medullary shell; it bears therefore the same relation to this that Prunulum does to Druppulla, and can be regarded as a Prunulum, in which the simple latticed cortical shell is replaced by a spongy framework.

Etymology: Greek spongoliva = spongy olive"

Extra details from original publication

Sub-genera described:


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


Spongoliva compiled by the radiolaria@mikrotax project team viewed: 20-9-2021

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