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Starfish

263/1903/4005

Holding institution:

Donor:

Mrs Constance Sladen

Licence:

Creative Commons CC BY NC SA

Scientific name:

Archaster forcipatus

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

6 May 1873 - 6 May 1873

Form:

Microscope slide

Station:

46

Taxonomy

Identifier:

Wyville Thomson
Percy Sladen

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Asteroidea

Order:

Valvatida

Family:

Archasteridae

Genus:

Archaster Müller & Troschel, 1840

Species:

Archaster forcipatus Sladen

Station/Area Information

Station:

46

Date collected:

06/05/1873

Area:

Off the coast of N America, East of New Jersey

Water body:

Northwest Atlantic Ocean

FAO:

21

Depth (Fathoms):

1350 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

40.28

Decimal Longitude:

-66.80

Gear:

Dredge

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02586

Notes:

Rectangular slide label above object, data handwritten in inks; ‘Archaster forcipatus, Sladen 76/46 Chall. Stn. 46. 130 fms. Haem. C.B. 6.iv.82 W.P.S.‘ 1 stained specimen.
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