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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-1188 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophiactis abyssicola
  • whole animal (dry)
  •    Syntype of Ophiactis poa
  • off Tristan da Cunha
  • Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic, Southeast: Tristan da Cunha
  • October 18, 1873
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Ophiactis abyssicola (M. Sars, 1861)
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiactidae Ophiactis abyssicola
Identified by [no agent data] on 2015-02-03
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Remarks: revised taxonomy fide WoRMS
Ophiactis poa Lyman, 1879
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiactidae Ophiactis poa
Identified by Theodore Lyman III in 1879
Nature of ID: type ID
Lyman 1879, Page 40, Syntype of Ophiactis poa
Plate XIII Figs. 356-358
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: Atlantic Ocean
Country: Tristan da Cunha
Specific Locality: off Tristan da Cunha
Verbatim Locality: Tristan da Cunha,
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 500 fms
Coordinates: 37° 21´ 0´´ S 12° 22´ 30´´ W (Datum: unknown)
[no agent data]; 1873-10-18; Source: 'Challenger' Expedition List of Observing Stations - C. Wyville Thomson 1877
Collecting Date: October 18, 1873
station number: 135
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (dry) poor (broken arms) in collection 1 photographed by Noe Salgado Ortiz September 2015