Spicules 4-edged in cross section, tapering distally, linked in cell center by edges of small 5- or 6-edged pyramidal bases. Cell body spherical or polygonal, with numerous green zooxanthellae, yellow, red, or brownish pigment grains, and purple-red oil globules. Each spicule with 16-32 myonemes. Ectoplasm single-layered. Diameter of cell body: 0.17 mm; spicule length: 0.27-0.3 mm.
Kingdom Protoctista Phylum Actinopoda Subphylum Sarcodina Class Acantharia Order Chaunacanthida Family Gigartaconidae Genus Acanthometra Species Acanthometra tetracopa
Status in World Register of Marine Species
Not included in WoRMS database
Sorry, there are no scientific synonyms and common names available for this species
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Acanthometra tetracopa Acanthometra tetracopa 2
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