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Starfish

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Holding institution:

Donor:

Mrs Constance Sladen

Licence:

Creative Commons CC BY NC SA

Scientific name:

Hymenaster graniferus

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

17 December 1875 - 17 December 1875

Form:

Dry

Station:

300

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 517-518

Taxonomy

Identifier:

Percy Sladen

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Asteroidea

Order:

Velatida

Family:

Pterasteridae

Genus:

Hymenaster Thomson, 1873

Species:

Hymenaster graniferus Sladen, 1882

Station/Area Information

Station:

300

Date collected:

17/12/1875

Area:

Between Island of Juan Fernandez and Valparaiso, off South America

Water body:

Southeast Pacific Ocean

FAO:

87

Depth (Fathoms):

1375 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-33.70

Decimal Longitude:

-78.30

Gear:

Trawl

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02748

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02497

Temperature at 25 fathoms:

57.8°F

Temperature at 50 fathoms:

53.7°F

Temperature at 75 fathoms:

51.2°F

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

49.5°F

Temperature at 125 fathoms:

47.8°F

Temperature at 150 fathoms:

46.3°F

Temperature at 175 fathoms:

45.3°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

44.1°F

Temperature at 225 fathoms:

43.4°F

Temperature at 250 fathoms:

42.6°F

Temperature at 275 fathoms:

42°F

Temperature at 300 fathoms:

41.3°F

Temperature at 400 fathoms:

40.1°F

Temperature at 500 fathoms:

39.4°F

Temperature at 600 fathoms:

38.7°F

Temperature at 700 fathoms:

38°F

Temperature at 800 fathoms:

37.4°F

Temperature at 900 fathoms:

36.9°F

Temperature at 1000 fathoms:

36.4°F

Temperature at 1100 fathoms:

35.9°F

Temperature at 1200 fathoms:

35.7°F

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