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  • Invertebrate Zoology 72724 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Phalacrostemma dorothyae
  • whole animal (70% ethanol)
  •    Holotype of Phalacrostemma dorothyae
  • Off Sombrero
  • Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic, Western Central: United States: Florida
  • 23 April 1868
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Phalacrostemma dorothyae Kirtley, 1994
Animalia Annelida Polychaeta Terebellida Sabellariidae Phalacrostemma dorothyae
Identified by [no agent data]
Nature of ID: type ID
Kirtley 1994, Page 153, Holotype of Phalacrostemma dorothyae
[publication details will follow PBenson 2018]
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Atlantic Ocean
Country: United States
State/Province: Florida
Specific Locality: Off Sombrero
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 195 fms
Coordinates: 24.5875° -81.08° (Datum: WGS84) , Error: 13902 m
Penny Benson; 2017-06-16; Source: GEOLocate
Coordinate Remarks: Sanderson Smith List of Dredging Stations does not provide coordinates for this date, the beginning of the expedition
Collecting Date: 23 April 1868
parasitically found on/in Invertebrate Zoology ECH-183
station number: 5, cast 2
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (70% ethanol) unchecked in collection 3
Remarks: "In Phalacrostemma tubes." Kirtley gives depth as 349.3 M. However, both S. Smith (1889) & MCZ Bull. Vol.VI, No. 1 give depth of 195 fms (=356.6m). Original labels not checked (C. abyssicola, MCZ 183, not found in Echinoderm collection, 23.i.2007). Returned in isopropyl alcohol, changed to 80% ethanol.