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Stylatractus neptunus Haeckel, 1887

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Cortical shell thick walled, smooth, with subregular, circular, polygonally framed pores, quite as broad as the bars; ten to twelve on the half equator. Polar spines three-sided pyramidal, about as long as the half main axis, three times as broad at the base as the pores. (Much resembles Amphisphaera neptunus, but differs from it by the prolongation of the main axis, which equals one and a half or one and a fourth the equatorial axis, and by the somewhat irregular formation of the cortical hexagonal network. Sometimes also, as in the figured specimen, the length of both polar spines is somewhat different.)
Dimensions:
Major axis of the cortical shell 0.15, minor axis 0.12; pores and bars 0.007; main axes of both ellipsoidal medullary shells 0.08 and 0.05; length of the polar spines 0.08 to 0.1, basal breadth 0.02.
Haeckel 1887


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