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Authority

J.B.Petersen & J.B.Hansen (1960: 550, text figs 3, 4, pl. 35, 36)

Class

Heliozea

Order

Centrohelida (Centroheliozoa)

Family

Acanthocystidae

Additional References

Dürrschmidt (1985: 69, pl. 7, figs 36, 38; 1987: 74), Croome et al. (1987: 25, figs 7–9), Vørs (1992a: 22, fig. 7f)

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

Cells 4.8–10 µm diameter; spine scales 1.4–5.6 µm long; plate scales 1.5–2.8 × 0.7–1.5 µm. Shaft of spine scales seated on a base 0.5–0.7 µm across; spine 0.07–0.11 µm wide at centre and tapering gradually towards an apex with 2 small teeth. Plate scales mostly ovoid, larger ones slightly constricted at their centre, patternless except for a slight axial thickening.

Distribution

Coastal waters near the Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica (Croome et al., 1987).

Comments

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