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Sponge

NH:1899.114.783

Holding institution:

Donor:

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

Licence:

HMS Challenger project IPR statement

Scientific name:

Ascaltis poterium

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

4 April 1874 - 4 April 1874

Form:

Fluid

Station:

163

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Porifera

Class:

Calcarea

Order:

Clathrinida

Family:

Leucascidae

Genus:

Ascaltis Haeckel, 1872

Species:

Ascaltis poterium (Haeckel, 1872)

Station/Area Information

Station:

163

Date collected:

02/04/1874

Area:

Twofold Bay (off), Sydney, Australia

Water body:

Tasman Sea

FAO:

81

Depth (Fathoms):

120 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-36.95

Decimal Longitude:

150.57

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02809

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02481

Temperature at 50 fathoms:

65.2°F

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

59.3°F

Temperature at 150 fathoms:

54.9°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

51.4°F

Temperature at 250 fathoms:

49.2°F

Temperature at 300 fathoms:

47.6°F

Notes:

10 parts. Previous name: Dendya poterium (Haeckel)
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