MCZ Invertebrate Zoology 90357

Stichopathes pourtalesi Brook, 1889

Syntype of Stichopathes pourtalesi

Date Collected:

1871-12-29/1871-12-30

Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic, Western Central: Barbados | off Sandy Bay

Current Identification
Animalia Cnidaria Anthozoa Hexacorallia Antipatharia Antipathidae
Determiner: [no agent data]
Nature of ID: type ID

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Part Condition Disposition Count
whole animal (70% ethanol) unchecked in collection 1 History

Attribute Value Determination On
citation 1889. Zool. Challenger Exped., 80: 89-90, and 1880. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 6: 114-115, pl. 3, figs. 5, 25, 26. [no agent data], Method: migration 2011-03-06

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  • Listed as Antipathes spiralis Pallas by Pourtal├Ęs (1880: 114-115), Brook described it as a new species in 1889. This specimen was located in the type collection (x.1998) with a "Blake" label reading Antipathes spiralis Pallas and a newer label reading Stichopathes occidentalis Gray but with no designation as to it being a type specimen. The type card for S. pourtalesi has the following typed information: "All specimens previously identified by Pourtales as A. desbonni in 1874 and 1878 and then identified by him as A. spiralis in 1880 are syntypes of A. pourtalesi. Many of these specimens were later reidentified as Stichopathes lutkeni and Stichopathes occidentalis." Continuing the sentence is the following handwritten addition, possibly by Dennis Opresko: "by E. Deichmann. Brook did not designate any of Pourtales material as types. There are ~23 lots of specimens in MCZ Type Collection marked as "type."

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  • Ocean:
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • Ocean Region:
  • Atlantic, Western Central
  • Country:
  • Barbados
  • Specific Locality:
  • off Sandy Bay
  • Verbatim Locality:
  • off Sandy Bay, Barbados
  • Depth:
  • 100 fms
  • Locality Remarks:
  • Coordinates based on JH Blake's travel journal.
  • Georeference:
  • 13.0500000°, -59.583333° (Error radius: 2km) By: Penny Benson on 2013-08-14 (Source: Georeferenced based on locality of Sandy Bay, Barbados)
  • Datum:
  • WGS84
  • Coordinates Entered As:
  • deg. min. sec. (13° 3′ 0″ N  59° 35′ 0″ W)
  • Collecting Source:
  • wild caught
  • Began Date / Ended Date:
  • 1871-12-29 / 1871-12-30
  • Verbatim Date:
  • December 29-30, 1871
  • Collectors:
  • Louis Agassizlinked data icon; Hassler Expedition

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