Distephanus speculum (Ehrenberg) Haeckel 1887
Current name: Octactis speculum (Ehrenberg) F.H.Chang, J.M.Grieve & J.E.SutherlandRobin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie)
Distephanus speculum (Ehrenberg) Haeckel 1887: 1565
Published in: Haeckel, E. (1887). Report on the Radiolaria collected by H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-1876 Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of Captain George S. Nares and the late Captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. ... Zoology - Vol. XVIII. Second Part Osculosa (Nasssellaria and Phaeodaria). pp. 889-1803. London, Edinburgh & Dublin: Published by order of Her Majesty's Government.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Distephanus is Distephanus rotundus Stöhr.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Octactis speculum (Ehrenberg) F.H.Chang, J.M.Grieve & J.E.Sutherland.
Dictyocha speculum Ehrenberg
Type locality: Algeria: Oran (chalk marl fossil); (Index Nominum Algarum)
Origin of Species Name
Noun (Latin), a looking-glass, mirror (Brown 1954).
This is a marine species.
Created: 07 September 2002 by Olivia Fitzgerald.
Last updated: 04 February 2021
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 04 February 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 March 2023