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Tusk shell

NHMUK-1887.2.9.23

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Scientific name:

Dentalium entalis orthrum

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

27 December 1873 - 27 December 1873

Form:

Dry

Type status:

Syntype

Station:

145

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Mollusca

Class:

Scaphopoda

Order:

Dentaliida

Family:

Dentaliida

Genus:

Dentalium Linnaeus, 1758

Species:

Dentalium entalis Sars, 1872

Subspecies:

Dentalium entalis orthrum

Station/Area Information

Station:

145

Date collected:

27/12/1873

Area:

Off Prince Edward Island, South Africa, Prince Edward Islands

Water body:

Antarctic Indian Ocean

FAO:

58

Depth (Fathoms):

140 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-46.72

Decimal Longitude:

38.08

Surface Temperature:

41°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Volcanic sand

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