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Sponge

I.74

Holding institution:

Donor:

British Museum (Natural History) 18.11.1899

Licence:

Open Government Licence

Scientific name:

Euplectella aspergillum

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

19 January 1875 - 19 January 1875

Form:

Fluid

Station:

209

Citations:

Challenger Report Pt. LIII, p. 64

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Porifera

Class:

Hexactinellida

Order:

Lyssacinosida

Family:

Euplectellidae

Genus:

Euplectella Owen, 1841

Species:

Euplectella aspergillum Owen, 1841

Station/Area Information

Station:

209

Date collected:

22/01/1875

Area:

Cebu, Philippine Islands

Water body:

Camotes Sea

FAO:

71

Depth (Fathoms):

95 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

10.23

Decimal Longitude:

123.90

Gear:

Dredge & Trawl

Notes:

The central cavity and the oscular extremity of a second specimen mounted with its commensal Aega spongiophila. Lot of specimens
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