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Fish

NHMUK-1887.12.7.172

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Common name:

Bristlemouth

Scientific name:

Gonostoma microdon

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

23 October 1873 - 23 October 1873

Form:

Fluid

Type status:

Paralectotype

Station:

137

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Chordata

Class:

Actinopterygii

Order:

Stomiiformes

Family:

Gonostomatidae

Genus:

Gonostoma

Species:

Gonostoma microdon

Station/Area Information

Station:

137

Date collected:

23/10/1873

Area:

Cape Basin, South Africa

Water body:

Southeast Atlantic Ocean

FAO:

47

Depth (Fathoms):

2550 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-35.98

Decimal Longitude:

1.57

Surface Temperature:

56.1°F

Bottom Temperature:

34.5°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Globigerina ooze

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02793

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02681

Temperature at 50 fathoms:

56°F

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

55.6°F

Temperature at 150 fathoms:

54.3°F

Temperature at 180 fathoms:

54.3°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

51.8°F

Temperature at 250 fathoms:

47.9°F

Temperature at 300 fathoms:

44.6°F

Temperature at 400 fathoms:

40.4°F

Temperature at 500 fathoms:

38.7°F

Temperature at 700 fathoms:

37°F

Temperature at 900 fathoms:

36.8°F

Temperature at 1100 fathoms:

36.6°F

Temperature at 1300 fathoms:

36.5°F

Temperature at 1500 fathoms:

36.4°F

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