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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-1950 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophiopristis hirsuta
  • whole animal (dry)
  •    Syntype of Ophiacantha hirsuta
  • Off Sombrero Key
  • Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic, Western Central: United States: Florida
  • April 4, 1872
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Ophiopristis hirsuta (Lyman, 1875)
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiacanthidae Ophiopristis hirsuta
Identified by [no agent data] on 2015-02-09
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Remarks: revised taxonomy fide WoRMS
Ophiacantha hirsuta Lyman, 1875
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiacanthidae Ophiacantha hirsuta
Identified by Theodore Lyman III in 1875
Nature of ID: type ID
Lyman 1875, Page 12, Syntype of Ophiacantha hirsuta
Plate II figures 21-23
Media of type text, Lyman 1875. Description:MCZ Memoirs Vol. IV no. 2
text (text/html)
Media Details
MCZ Memoirs Vol. IV no. 2
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Atlantic Ocean
Country: United States
State/Province: Florida
Specific Locality: Off Sombrero Key
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 240 fms
Coordinates: 24.577509° -81.082747° (Datum: WGS84) , Error: 20436 m
Penny Benson; 2014-10-08; Source: GEOLocate
Coordinate Remarks: Georeferenced to Sombrero Key Light which is near Key Vaca in Marathon
Collecting Date: April 4, 1872
collector number: 1139
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (dry) broken in collection 1