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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-333 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophiozonella insularia
  • whole animal (dry); fragment (SEM stub); fragment (dry); fragment (dry) sample
  •    Syntype of Ophiozona insularia
  • off Matuku
  • Pacific Ocean: Pacific, Western Central: Fiji
  • July 24, 1874
  • BerkeleyMapper
Ophiozonella insularia (Lyman, 1868)
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiolepididae Ophiozonella insularia
Identified by World Register of Marine Species
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Ophiozona insularia Lyman, 1878
Animalia Echinodermata Asterozoa Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiurina Ophiolepididae Ophiozona insularia
Identified by Theodore Lyman III
Nature of ID: type ID
Remarks: Identification Made Date: 1878
Lyman 1878, Page 126, Syntype of Ophiozona insularia
plate VI figs 149-151
MCZ Bulletin Vol. V no. 7
text (text/html)
Media Details
MCZ Bulletin Vol. V no. 7
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Pacific Ocean
Country: Fiji
Specific Locality: off Matuku
Verbatim Locality: [coordinate data only]
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 310 to 315 fms
Coordinates: 19° 10´ 0´´ S 179° 40´ 0´´ E (Datum: unknown)
[no agent data]; 1874-07-24; Source: 'Challenger' Expedition List of Observing Stations - C. Wyville Thomson 1877
Collecting Date: July 24, 1874
HMS Challenger Expedition 1873-1876
station number: 173
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
fragment (SEM stub) good in collection 1 SEM stub with OPH-4121- no. 42/43
fragment (dry) unknown being processed 1 removed for SEM by Tania Pineda-Enriquez (sample 351) - Arm segment: proximal 2 to 4 seg
whole animal (dry) good in collection 1 small tip of arm broken off
fragment (dry) subsample good in collection 1 returned