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Starfish

263/1903/R/695

Holding institution:

Donor:

Mrs Constance Sladen

Licence:

Creative Commons CC BY NC SA

Scientific name:

Plutonaster agassizi notatus

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

30 June 1873 - 30 June 1873

Form:

Dry

Station:

73

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 97-99

Taxonomy

Identifier:

Percy Sladen

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Asteroidea

Order:

Paxillosida

Family:

Astropectinidae

Genus:

Plutonaster Sladen, 1889

Species:

Plutonaster agassizi Sladen, 1889

Subspecies:

Plutonaster agassizi notatus

Station/Area Information

Station:

73

Date collected:

30/06/1873

Area:

West of Faial, Azores

Water body:

Northeast Atlantic Ocean

FAO:

27

Depth (Fathoms):

1000 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

38.50

Decimal Longitude:

-31.23

Gear:

Dredge

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02883

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

59.8°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

57°F

Temperature at 300 fathoms:

54°F

Temperature at 400 fathoms:

49°F

Temperature at 500 fathoms:

45.5°F

Temperature at 600 fathoms:

43.4°F

Temperature at 700 fathoms:

42°F

Temperature at 800 fathoms:

41°F

Temperature at 900 fathoms:

40°F

Temperature at 1000 fathoms:

39.4°F

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