Published Online: 30 MAY 2001
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Febvre, J. and Febvre-Chevalier, C. 2001. Acantharia. eLS.
- Published Online: 30 MAY 2001
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.
- celestite-based skeleton