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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-2158 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophiolycus dentatus
  • whole animal (dry)
  •    Syntype of Ophioscolex dentatus
  • Agulhas Bank, off Cape Colony
  • Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic, Southeast: South Africa
  • December 18, 1873
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Ophiolycus dentatus (Lyman, 1878)
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiomyxidae Ophiolycus dentatus
Identified by [no agent data] on 2015-03-02
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Remarks: revised taxonomy fide WoRMS
Ophioscolex dentatus Lyman, 1878
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiomyxidae Ophioscolex dentatus
Identified by Theodore Lyman III in 1879
Nature of ID: type ID
Lyman 1878, Page 157, Syntype of Ophioscolex dentatus
plate VII figs 184-186
Media of type text, Lyman 1878. Description:MCZ Bulletin Vol. V no. 7
text (text/html)
Media Details
MCZ Bulletin Vol. V no. 7
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Atlantic Ocean
Country: South Africa
Specific Locality: Agulhas Bank, off Cape Colony
Verbatim Locality: [coordinate data only]
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 150 fms
Coordinates: 35° 4´ 0´´ S 18° 37´ 0´´ E (Datum: unknown) , Error: 0 m
[no agent data]; 1873-12-18; Source: 'Challenger' Expedition List of Observing Stations - C. Wyville Thomson 1877
Collecting Date: December 18, 1873
station number: 142
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (dry) poor broken in collection 3
associated grant: Documenting Marine Biodiversity through Digitization of Invertebrate Collections (DigIn)
  Penny Benson, 2021-08-12
  Remark: Localities vetted