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Sea star

NHMUK-1890.5.7.319

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Scientific name:

Psilaster acuminatus

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

12 June 1874 - 12 June 1874

Type status:

Paratype

Station:

164

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Asteroidea

Family:

Astropectinidae

Genus:

Psilaster

Species:

Psilaster acuminatus Sladen

Station/Area Information

Station:

164

Date collected:

12/06/1874

Area:

Off Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Water body:

Tasman Sea

FAO:

81

Depth (Fathoms):

950 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-34.13

Decimal Longitude:

152.00

Surface Temperature:

69.5°F

Bottom Temperature:

36.5°F

Sediment sample:

Green mud

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02518

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