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Holding institution:

Donor:

Mrs Constance Sladen

Licence:

Creative Commons CC BY NC SA

Scientific name:

Porcellanaster ceruleus

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

7 May 1873 - 7 May 1873

Form:

Microscope slide

Station:

47

Citations:

Sladen, W.P (1889) Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S Challenger. Report on the ASTEROIDEA. Zoology Vol. XXX, Pg 134-138

Taxonomy

Identifier:

Wyville Thomson
Percy Sladen

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Asteroidea

Order:

Paxillosida

Family:

Porcellanasteridae

Genus:

Porcellanaster Wyville Thomson, 1877

Species:

Porcellanaster ceruleus Thomson, 1877

Station/Area Information

Station:

47

Date collected:

07/05/1873

Area:

Off coast of N America, East of Massachusetts

Water body:

Northwest Atlantic Ocean

FAO:

21

Depth (Fathoms):

1340 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

41.23

Decimal Longitude:

-65.75

Gear:

Dredge

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.0259

Notes:

Rectangular slide label above object, data handwritten in ink; ‘Porcellanaster ceruleus Wy.T. Chall: Stn. 47. Interbrachial area & arm-angle. Haen: C.B. 16.ii.81 W.P.S.‘. 1 specimen.
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