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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-1161 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophiactis abyssicola
  • whole animal (dry)
  •    Syntype of Ophiactis cuspidata
  • near Kermadec Islands
  • Pacific Ocean: Pacific, Southwest: New Zealand
  • July 14, 1874
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Ophiactis abyssicola (M. Sars, 1861)
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiactidae Ophiactis abyssicola
Identified by [no agent data] on 2015-02-10
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Remarks: revised taxonomy fide WoRMS
Ophiactis cuspidata Lyman, 1879
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiactidae Ophiactis cuspidata
Identified by Theodore Lyman III in 1879
Nature of ID: type ID
Lyman 1879, Page 38, Syntype of Ophiactis cuspidata
Plate XIII Figs 359-361
Media of type text, Lyman 1879. Description:MCZ Bulletin Vol. VI no. 2
text (text/html)
Media Details
MCZ Bulletin Vol. VI no. 2
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Pacific Ocean
Country: New Zealand
Specific Locality: near Kermadec Islands
Verbatim Locality: [only station data]
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 520 fms
Coordinates: 29° 45´ 0´´ S 178° 11´ 0´´ W (Datum: unknown)
[no agent data]; 1874-07-14; Source: 'Challenger Expedition' List of Observing Stations C. Wyville Thomson 1877
Collecting Date: July 14, 1874
collector number: 2178
station number: 170
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (dry) good in collection 2