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Starfish

263/1903/R/652

Holding institution:

Donor:

Mrs Constance Sladen

Licence:

Creative Commons CC BY NC SA

Scientific name:

Freyastera benthophila

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

23 October 1875 - 23 October 1875

Form:

Dry

Station:

289

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 641-643

Taxonomy

Identifier:

Percy Sladen

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Asteroidea

Order:

Brisingida

Family:

Freyellidae

Genus:

Freyastera Perrier, 1885

Species:

Freyastera benthophila (Sladen, 1889)

Station/Area Information

Station:

289

Date collected:

23/10/1875

Area:

South of Pitcairn Islands, British Overseas Territory, Mid-South Pacific

Water body:

Southwest Pacific Ocean

FAO:

81

Depth (Fathoms):

2550 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-39.68

Decimal Longitude:

-131.38

Gear:

Trawl

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02772

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02597

Temperature at 25 fathoms:

54°F

Temperature at 50 fathoms:

49.2°F

Temperature at 75 fathoms:

48.9°F

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

48.3°F

Temperature at 125 fathoms:

47.5°F

Temperature at 150 fathoms:

46.9°F

Temperature at 175 fathoms:

46.2°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

45.6°F

Temperature at 225 fathoms:

45°F

Temperature at 250 fathoms:

44.4°F

Temperature at 275 fathoms:

43.8°F

Temperature at 300 fathoms:

43.2°F

Temperature at 400 fathoms:

41.2°F

Temperature at 500 fathoms:

39.5°F

Temperature at 600 fathoms:

38.2°F

Temperature at 700 fathoms:

37.5°F

Temperature at 800 fathoms:

37°F

Temperature at 900 fathoms:

36.7°F

Temperature at 1000 fathoms:

36.4°F

Temperature at 1100 fathoms:

36.2°F

Temperature at 1200 fathoms:

36°F

Temperature at 1300 fathoms:

35.8°F

Temperature at 1400 fathoms:

35.6°F

Temperature at 1500 fathoms:

35.5°F

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