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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-2281 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Macrophiothrix demessa
  • whole animal (dry)
  •    Syntype of Ophiothrix demessa
  • Republic of Kiribati (Gilbert Islands)
  • Pacific Ocean: Pacific, Eastern Central
  • 1859 (1859-01-01 - 1859-12-31)
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Identifications
Macrophiothrix demessa (Lyman, 1861)
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiotrichidae Macrophiothrix demessa
Identified by World Register of Marine Species on 2015-03-02
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Ophiothrix demessa Lyman, 1861
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiotrichidae Ophiothrix demessa
Identified by Theodore Lyman III in 1861
Nature of ID: type ID
Citations
Lyman 1861, Page 82, Syntype of Ophiothrix demessa

 
Descriptions of  New Ophiuridae
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Media Details
Descriptions of New Ophiuridae
 
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Pacific Ocean
Specific Locality: Republic of Kiribati (Gilbert Islands)
Verbatim Locality: Kingsmills Islands
Collecting Source: wild caught
Coordinates: 1.85428° -157.393188° (Datum: WGS84) , Error: 215388 m
Penny Benson; 2015-04-02; Source: GEOLocate
Coordinate Remarks: Georeferenced on land to include waters off the coasts of Kiribati
Collecting Date: 1859 (1859-01-01 - 1859-12-31)
Collectors
Andrew Garrett
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (dry) poor broken in collection 1