Species found in “Puerto Rico, Isla Magueyes” (2)

Archaias angulatus

Order “Miliolida” > Family “Soritidae” > Genus “Archaias

Original description Fichtel, L., Moll, J., P., C., 1798, Vienna, Camesina
Further reference Hallock, P., Peebles, W. M., 1993, Mar. Micropal., 277-292
Further reference Holzmann M., Hohenegger J., Hallock P., Piller W.E., Pawlowski J., 2001, Mar. Micropal., 43, 57-74 (602 KB)
Further reference Pawlowski , J., Holzmann, M., Fahrni, J., Hallock, P., 2001, J. Eukaryot. Microbiol., 48, 362-367 (598 KB)

General description

Early chambers in Archaias are planispiral and involute while later ones become cyclical and evolute and are divided by interseptal pillars. Living specimens are green because of their endosymbionts.

Representative pictures

Archaias angulatus Archaias angulatus; living specimen
5 specimens