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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-1555 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophiopsila fulva
  • whole animal (dry)
  •    Holotype of Ophiopsila fulva
  • off Havana
  • Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic, Western Central: Cuba: Havana
  • February - March 1878 (1878-02-01 - 1878-03-31)
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Ophiopsila fulva Lyman, 1878
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiocomidae Ophiopsila fulva
Identified by Theodore Lyman III
Nature of ID: type ID
Remarks: Identification made date: 1878
Agassiz et al. 1878, Page 227, Holotype of Ophiopsila fulva
Plate II, figs 25-27
Media of type text, Agassiz et al. 1878. Description:U S Coast Survey steamer Blake...II] Corals and Crinoids
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Media Details
U S Coast Survey steamer Blake...II] Corals and Crinoids
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Atlantic Ocean
Country: Cuba
State/Province: Havana
Specific Locality: off Havana
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 175 fms
Coordinates: 23° 9´ 0´´ N 82° 21´ 30´´ W (Datum: unknown)
Penny Benson; 2015-04-08; Source: Lists of Dredging Stations in North American Water from 1867-1887 by Sanderson Smith
Coordinate Remarks: Coordinates are for station 56 of the Blake Expedition (the specimens on this location have no station information, depth is the same)
Collecting Date: February - March 1878 (1878-02-01 - 1878-03-31)
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (dry) fair arms missing in collection 1
associated grant: Documenting Marine Biodiversity through Digitization of Invertebrate Collections (DigIn)
  Penny Benson, 2021-08-19
  Remark: Localities vetted
Remarks: specimen description enclosed with specimen