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Brittle star

NHMUK-1953.4.8.132

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Licence:

Creative Commons CC0 1.0

Scientific name:

Ophiacantha imago

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

2 February 1874 - 2 February 1874

Station:

150

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Ophiuroidea

Order:

Ophiurida

Family:

Ophiocanthidae

Genus:

Ophiacantha Müller & Troschel, 1843

Species:

Ophiacantha imago Lyman, 1878

Station/Area Information

Station:

150

Date collected:

02/02/1874

Area:

South of Kerguelen Island

Water body:

Antarctic Indian Ocean

FAO:

58

Depth (Fathoms):

150 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-52.07

Decimal Longitude:

71.37

Surface Temperature:

37.5°F

Bottom Temperature:

35.2°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Coarse gravel

Temperature at 50 fathoms:

36.3°F

Temperature at 100 fathoms:

35.2°F

Temperature at 150 fathoms:

35.2°F

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