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Sea star

NHMUK-1890.5.7.439

Holding institution:

Donor:

Lords of the Treasury

Licence:

Creative Commons CC0 1.0

Scientific name:

Nymphaster brasilicus

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

12 September 1873 - 12 September 1873

Type status:

Holotype

Station:

125

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Asteroidea

Family:

Goniasteridae

Genus:

Nymphaster

Species:

Nymphaster brasilicus Sladen

Station/Area Information

Station:

125

Date collected:

12/09/1873

Area:

Off Pernambuco, Brazil

Water body:

Southwest Atlantic Ocean

FAO:

41

Depth (Fathoms):

1200 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-10.77

Decimal Longitude:

-36.03

Surface Temperature:

77°F

Bottom Temperature:

0°F

Sediment sample:

Red mud

Specific Gravity at water surface:

1.02495

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