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  • Invertebrate Zoology CNID-5605 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Stenocyathus vermiformis
  • fragment (dry)
  •    Syntype of Coenocyathus vermiformis
  • West Indies
  • Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic, Western Central
  • prior to 1868 (1867-01-01 - 1868-12-31)
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Stenocyathus vermiformis (Pourtales, 1868)
Animalia Cnidaria Anthozoa Scleractinia Stenocyathidae Stenocyathus vermiformis
worm coral
Identified by Stephen D. Cairns in 1979
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Coenocyathus vermiformis Pourtalès, 1868
Animalia Cnidaria Anthozoa Scleractinia Caryophylliidae Coenocyathus vermiformis
Identified by [no agent data]
Nature of ID: legacy
Remarks: not listed in either historical ledgers as Type though there is Pourtales label enclosed
Cairns 1979, Page 168, Voucher of Stenocyathus vermiformis
Plate XXXII, figures 8-1 ; Plate XXIII, figures 1-2
Media of type text, de Pourtales 1868. Description:Contributions to the Fauna of the Gulf Stream at great depths
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Contributions to the Fauna of the Gulf Stream at great depths
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Atlantic Ocean
Specific Locality: West Indies
Locality Remarks: this is not a good locality for the Pourtales Type though it is referenced in Cairns 1979 - need resolution with specimen in hand
Collecting Source: wild caught
Coordinates: 16.315376° -73.755861° (Datum: WGS84) , Error: 2037392 m
Emily Blank; 2020-03-20; Source: GEOLocate
Collecting Date: prior to 1868 (1867-01-01 - 1868-12-31)
other number: 58
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
fragment (dry) fair in collection ca.20
Media of type text, Invertebrate Zoology CNID-5601;CNID-5602;CNID-5604;CNID-5605;CNID-5607;CNID-5609;CNID-5610;CNID-5618;CNID-5622;CNID-5623;CNID-5624;CNID-5625. Description:MCZ Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria 000001-006000, pg.228

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MCZ Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria 000001-006000, pg.228