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Sea star

NHMUK-1890.5.7.409

Holding institution:

Donor:

Lords of the Treasury

Licence:

Creative Commons CC0 1.0

Scientific name:

Chitonaster cataphractus

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

26 February 1874 - 26 February 1874

Type status:

Holotype

Station:

156

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Asteroidea

Family:

Goniasteridae

Genus:

Chitonaster

Species:

Chitonaster cataphractus Sladen

Station/Area Information

Station:

156

Date collected:

26/02/1874

Area:

Off Queen Mary Land, Antarctica

Water body:

Antarctic Indian Ocean

FAO:

58

Depth (Fathoms):

1975 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-62.43

Decimal Longitude:

95.73

Surface Temperature:

33°F

Bottom Temperature:

0°F

Gear:

Trawl

Sediment sample:

Diatom ooze

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02721

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

31.9°F

Temperature at 150 fathoms:

34°F

Temperature at 200 fathoms:

34°F

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