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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-2671 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophiomyxa tumida
  • whole animal (dry)
  •    Holotype of Ophiomyxa tumida
  • south of Isla de la Juventud
  • Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic, Western Central: Caribbean Sea: Cuba
  • February 15, 1880 (1880-02-01 - 1880-05-31)
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Ophiomyxa tumida Lyman, 1883
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiomyxidae Ophiomyxa tumida
Identified by Theodore Lyman III in 1883
Nature of ID: type ID
Lyman 1883, Page 272, Holotype of Ophiomyxa tumida
Plate I figures 1-3
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Atlantic Ocean
Sea: Caribbean Sea
Country: Cuba
Specific Locality: south of Isla de la Juventud
Verbatim Locality: south of Isle of Pines
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 300 fms
Coordinates: 21° 23´ 19´´ N 82° 54´ 42´´ W (Datum: unknown)
[no agent data]; 1880-02-15; Source: Lists of Dredging Stations in North American Water from 1867-1887 by Sanderson Smith
Collecting Date: February 15, 1880 (1880-02-01 - 1880-05-31)
station number: 29
station number: XXIX
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (dry) broken in collection 1
associated grant: Documenting Marine Biodiversity through Digitization of Invertebrate Collections (DigIn)
  Penny Benson, 2021-09-16
  Remark: Localities vetted