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Tusk shell

NHMUK-1887.2.9.21-22

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Creative Commons CC0 1.0

Scientific name:

Dentalium leptosceles

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

13 March 1874 - 13 March 1874

Form:

Dry

Type status:

Lectotype;Paralectotype ;Syntype

Station:

160

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Mollusca

Class:

Scaphopoda

Order:

Dentaliida

Family:

Dentaliida

Genus:

Dentalium Linnaeus, 1758

Species:

Dentalium leptosceles Watson, 1879

Station/Area Information

Station:

160

Date collected:

13/03/1874

Area:

South of Australia

Water body:

Eastern Indian Ocean

FAO:

57

Depth (Fathoms):

2600 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-42.70

Decimal Longitude:

134.17

Surface Temperature:

55°F

Bottom Temperature:

33.9°F

Gear:

Trawl

Sediment sample:

Red clay

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.0278

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02627

Temperature at 50 fathoms:

51.8°F

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

48.5°F

Temperature at 150 fathoms:

47.9°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

47.7°F

Temperature at 250 fathoms:

47.5°F

Temperature at 300 fathoms:

47.2°F

Temperature at 400 fathoms:

44.9°F

Temperature at 500 fathoms:

41.6°F

Temperature at 600 fathoms:

38.5°F

Temperature at 700 fathoms:

37°F

Temperature at 800 fathoms:

36.8°F

Temperature at 900 fathoms:

36.6°F

Temperature at 1000 fathoms:

36.4°F

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