HMS Challenger
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Sea star

NHMUK-1890.5.7.225

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Scientific name:

Astropecten acanthifer

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

26 September 1874 - 26 September 1874

Type status:

Holotype

Station:

192

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Asteroidea

Family:

Astropectinidae

Genus:

Astropecten

Species:

Astropecten acanthifer Sladen

Station/Area Information

Station:

192

Date collected:

26/09/1874

Area:

near Kei Islands, Southwest of Papua, Indonesia

Water body:

Banda Sea

FAO:

71

Depth (Fathoms):

130-140 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-5.82

Decimal Longitude:

132.24

Surface Temperature:

82°F

Bottom Temperature:

0°F

Gear:

Trawl

Sediment sample:

Blue mud

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02252

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