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Sea star

NHMUK-1890.5.7.438

Holding institution:

Donor:

Lords of the Treasury

Licence:

Creative Commons CC0 1.0

Scientific name:

Nymphaster arenatus

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

18 February 1873 - 18 February 1873

Type status:

Holotype

Station:

3

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Asteroidea

Family:

Goniasteridae

Genus:

Nymphaster

Species:

Nymphaster arenatus Perrier

Station/Area Information

Station:

3

Date collected:

18/02/1873

Area:

South of Canaries

Water body:

Eastern Central Atlantic Ocean

FAO:

34

Depth (Fathoms):

1525 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

25.75

Decimal Longitude:

-20.23

Surface Temperature:

66°F

Bottom Temperature:

37°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Pteropod ooze

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02654

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