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Collosphaera invaginata (Haeckel, 1887)

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Shell irregular roundish or nearly polyhedral, with a variable number of umbilical depressions, which are prolonged on the side into cylindrical or somewhat conical, centripetal, fenestrated tubes, about one-third as long as the shell radius. Inner mouth of the tubes narrower, scarcely half as broad as the outer mouth, about equal to one-fourth the shell radius, truncated. Pores of the tubes and of the shell small, roundish, irregular in size and distribution, about as broad as the bars. Twenty-five to thirty pores in the half meridian of the shell. In all observed specimens the spherical central capsule (half as broad as the shell) contained a large number of crystals.
Dimensions: Diameter of the shell 0.1 to 0.12, of the pores 0.001 to 0.003, of the bars 0.002 to 0.003; length of the tubuli 0.02; outer mouth 0.026, inner mouth 0.013; crystals in the central capsule 0.002 to 0.004, sometimes 0.088.
Haeckel 1887











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