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Authority

Carter (1863: 263)

Class

Heliozea

Order

Centrohelida (Centroheliozoa)

Family

Acanthocystidae

Additional References

Dürrschmidt (1985: 58, pl. 1, figs 1–4), Croome et al. (1987: 27, figs 10–13), Siemensma (1991: 219, fig. 27), Vørs (1992a: 22, fig. 8c, d).

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Basionym

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Synonyms

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Description

Cells 11–14 µm diameter; markedly bifurcate spine scales 1.8–2.7 µm long, with base-plate 37–56 µm diameter; weakly bifurcate spine scales 4.2–11.5 µm long, with base-plate 0.9–1.1 µm diameter. Plate scales oval, 0.9–1.5 × 6–9 µm, with slight axial thickening.

Distribution

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

Comments

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