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Holding institution:

Donor:

Mrs Constance Sladen

Licence:

Creative Commons CC BY NC SA

Scientific name:

Bathybiaster loripes loripes

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

11 January 1876 - 11 January 1876

Form:

Dry

Station:

311

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 240-242

Taxonomy

Identifier:

Percy Sladen

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Asteroidea

Order:

Paxillosida

Family:

Astropectinidae

Genus:

Bathybiaster Danielssen & Koren, 1882

Species:

Bathybiaster loripes Sladen, 1889

Subspecies:

Bathybiaster loripes loripes

Station/Area Information

Station:

311

Date collected:

11/01/1876

Area:

Off the Western Coast of S America, opposite Port Churruca

Water body:

Southeast Pacific Ocean

FAO:

87

Depth (Fathoms):

245 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-52.76

Decimal Longitude:

-73.77

Gear:

Trawl

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02596

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02011

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