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Cladococcus pinetum Haeckel, 1887

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Pores regular, circular, polygonally framed, about the same breadth as the bars; two to three on the radius. About twenty radial spines, very large, three to four times as long as the shell diameter, branched like a pine tree, with straight, stout, three-sided prismatic stem; three prominent edges dentated. On each edge five to seven lateral branches, the distal ends of which are simple, the proximal again ramified, with numerous ramules. The figured specimen is a young one, with branches but little developed.

Diameter of the shell 0.06, pores and bars 0.008; length of the spines 0.2 to 0.25 breadth 0.0l.

Habitat: Central Pacific, Station 266 to 274, surface.
Haeckel 1887











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