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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-2340 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophiothrix galapagensis
  • fragment (dry); whole animal (dry)
  •    Syntype of Ophiothrix galapagensis
  • Galapagos Islands, East of San Cristobal Island
  • Pacific Ocean: Pacific, Southeast: Ecuador: Galápagos: Galapagos Archipelago
  • 28 March 1891
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Ophiothrix galapagensis Lütken & Mortensen, 1899
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiotrichidae Ophiothrix galapagensis
Identified by Christian Lutken, Theodor Mortensen in 1899
Nature of ID: type ID
Lutken and Mortensen 1899, Page 181, Syntype of Ophiothrix galapagensis
plate XX figs 1-4
Media of type text, Lutken and Mortensen 1899. Description:MCZ Memoirs Vol. XXIII no. 2
text (text/html)
Media Details
MCZ Memoirs Vol. XXIII no. 2
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Pacific Ocean
Country: Ecuador
State/Province: Galápagos
Island Group: Galapagos Archipelago
Specific Locality: Galapagos Islands, East of San Cristobal Island
Verbatim Locality: East of San Cristobal Island, Galapagos
General Habitat: pebbles and coral and shells
Collecting Method: Tangles
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 53 fms
Coordinates: 0° 57´ S 89° 38´ W (Datum: unknown)
[no agent data]; 1891-03-28; Source: unknown
Collecting Date: 28 March 1891
station number: 3405
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
fragment (dry) good deaccessioned - used up 1 SEM sampled by Quetzalli Hernandez July 2014
whole animal (dry) good in collection 1 Photographed by Quetzalli Hernandez July 2014