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Sea urchin

NH:1899.114.640

Holding institution:

Donor:

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

Licence:

HMS Challenger project IPR statement

Common name:

Heart urchin

Scientific name:

Brissopsis lyrifera

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

28 October 1873 - 17 December 1873

Form:

Fluid

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Echinoidea

Order:

Spatangoida

Family:

Brissidae

Genus:

Brissopsis L. Agassiz, 1840

Species:

Brissopsis lyrifera (Forbes, 1841)

Synonyms:

Brissus lyrifer

Station/Area Information

Date collected:

28 October 1873 - 17 December 1873

Area:

Simon's Bay, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Water body:

Southeast Atlantic Ocean

Depth (Fathoms):

10-30 fathoms

Notes:

3 parts.
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