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Sponge

D.28.8.99.10a

Holding institution:

Donor:

Trustees of the British Museum, 1901

Licence:

HMS Challenger project IPR statement

Scientific name:

Cacospongia levis

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

10 September 1873 - 10 September 1873

Form:

Fluid

Type status:

Holotype

Station:

122C

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Porifera

Class:

Desmospongiae

Order:

Dictyoceratida

Family:

Thorectidae

Genus:

Cacospongia Schmidt, 1862

Species:

Cacospongia levis Polejaeff, 1884

Station/Area Information

Station:

122C

Date collected:

10/09/1873

Area:

Barra Grande, off Pernambuco, Brazil

Water body:

Southwest Atlantic Ocean

FAO:

41

Depth (Fathoms):

400 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-9.17

Decimal Longitude:

-34.82

Gear:

Trawl

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.0248

Notes:

Jar contains two fragments a label inside reads: cut from a Holotype in the B.M. (N.H.) I.D. Wallace, 1976. Specimens collected on Challenger expedition off Barra Grande, Brazil. 400 fathoms.
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