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Brittle star

I.77035

Holding institution:

Donor:

British Museum (Natural History) 18.11.1899

Licence:

Open Government Licence

Scientific name:

Ophiacantha cosmica

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

26 February 1874 - 26 February 1874

Form:

Fluid

Station:

156

Citations:

[Challenger] Report Pt. 14, p. 194.

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Ophiuroidea

Order:

Ophiurida

Family:

Ophiacanthidae

Genus:

Ophiacantha Müller & Troschel, 1842

Species:

Ophiacantha cosmica Lyman, 1878

Station/Area Information

Station:

156

Date collected:

26/02/1874

Area:

Antarctic Ocean

Water body:

Antarctic Indian Ocean

FAO:

58

Depth (Fathoms):

1975 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-62.43

Decimal Longitude:

95.73

Gear:

Trawl

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02721

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

31.9°F

Temperature at 150 fathoms:

34°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

34°F

Notes:

Lot of specimens
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