Standard Article

Acantharia

  1. Jean Febvre,
  2. Colette Febvre-Chevalier

Published Online: 30 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0002102

eLS

eLS

How to Cite

Febvre, J. and Febvre-Chevalier, C. 2001. Acantharia. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Oceanological Observatory, Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAY 2001

Abstract

Acantharia are marine planktonic protozoa related to Radiolaria. Their main distinctive features are the mineral skeletons of strontium sulfate, the radial cytoplasmic extensions known as axopods, the extracellular fibrillar network or periplasmic cortex and the contractile filament bundles known as myonemes.

Keywords:

  • eukaryota;
  • protozoa;
  • actinopoda;
  • radiozoa;
  • celestite-based skeleton