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Brittle star

NH:1899.114.582

Holding institution:

Donor:

British Museum (Trustees of the)1899-08-08

Licence:

HMS Challenger project IPR statement

Scientific name:

Macrophiothrix longipeda

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

10 September 1874 - 10 September 1874

Form:

Fluid

Station:

188

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Ophiuroidea

Order:

Ophiurida

Family:

Ophiotrichidae

Genus:

Macrophiothrix H.L. Clark, 1938

Species:

Macrophiothrix longipeda (Lamarck, 1816)

Synonyms:

Ophiothrix longipeda

Station/Area Information

Station:

188

Date collected:

10/09/1874

Area:

Arafura Sea

Water body:

Arafura Sea

FAO:

71

Depth (Fathoms):

28 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-9.98

Decimal Longitude:

139.70

Gear:

Dredge & Trawl

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02327

Notes:

Previous name: Ophiothrix longipeda (Lamarck). The area was recorded as Tongatabu on the museum database but date, depth, longitude, latitude and station number all match up to be Arafura Sea. This species was found at Tongatabu though.
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