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Sea cucumber

NHMUK-1883.6.18.48

Holding institution:

Donor:

Lords of the Treasury

Licence:

Creative Commons CC0 1.0

Scientific name:

Orphnurgus asper

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

15 March 1873 - 15 March 1873

Type status:

Holotype

Station:

23

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Holothuroidea

Family:

Deimatidae

Genus:

Orphnurgus

Species:

Orphnurgus asper Theel

Station/Area Information

Station:

23

Date collected:

15/03/1873

Area:

Off Sombrero Island, West Indies

Water body:

Western Central Atlantic Ocean

FAO:

31

Depth (Fathoms):

450 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

18.40

Decimal Longitude:

-63.47

Surface Temperature:

76°F

Bottom Temperature:

0°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Pteropod ooze

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