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Solenosphaera omnitubus Sanfilippo and Riedel, 1971

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Solenosphaera omnitubus n. sp. Riedel and Sanfilippo 1971 p. 1586, pl. 1A, fig. 23-24, pl. 4, fig 1-2

Shell small, approximately spherical, with 4 to 8 short, truncate, cylindrical tubes without differentiated termination, which occupy most of the surface of the sphere. Pores small, subcircular, not very variable in size, similar on the tubes and the sphere.

Measurements:
Based on 30 specimens from 62.1-20-2, 84-86 cm and 66.1-4-3, 25-27 cm. Overall diameter (including tubes) 70 to 120μ.

Remarks:
This species differs from other members of the genus in the small number of tubes which occupy a very large proportion of the surface of the sphere.

Picture: pl 4 Figures 1: Holotype, 62.1-22-2, 84-86 cm, SI. 1, V32/0 (255X).
2: 62.1-22-2, 84-86 cm, SI. 1, C29/2, (255X).

Sanfilippo and Riedel 1971


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