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Brittle star

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Scientific name:

Ophiothrix Ophiothrix aristulata

Voyage:

HMS Challenger (1872-76)

Date Collected:

18 December 1873 - 18 December 1873

Station:

142

Taxonomy

Kingdom:

Animalia

Phylum:

Echinodermata

Class:

Ophiuroidea

Order:

Ophiurida

Family:

Ophiotrichidae

Genus:

Ophiothrix Müller & Troschel, 1840

Subgenus:

Ophiothrix Ophiothrix

Species:

Ophiothrix Ophiothrix aristulata Lyman, 1879

Synonyms:

Ophiothrix aristulata

Station/Area Information

Station:

142

Date collected:

18/12/1873

Area:

South of Cape of Good Hope, South Africa

Water body:

Southeast Atlantic Ocean

FAO:

47

Depth (Fathoms):

150 fathoms

Decimal Latitude:

-35.07

Decimal Longitude:

18.62

Surface Temperature:

65.5°F

Bottom Temperature:

47°F

Gear:

Dredge

Sediment sample:

Green sand

Specific Gravity at water bottom:

1.02796

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