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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-378 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophioplinthus medusa
  • partial animal (dry)
  •    Syntype of Ophioplinthus medusa
  • Antarctica, off Kaiser Wilhelm II Land
  • Indian Ocean: Indian Ocean, Antarctic and Southern
  • February 26, 1874
  • BerkeleyMapper
Ophioplinthus medusa Lyman, 1878
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiuridae Ophioplinthus medusa
Identified by Theodore Lyman III
Nature of ID: type ID
Remarks: Identification Made Date: 1878
Lyman 1878, Page 105, Syntype of Ophioplinthus medusa
plate II figs 30, 31, 40
MCZ Bulletin Vol. V no. 7
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Media Details
MCZ Bulletin Vol. V no. 7
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Indian Ocean
Specific Locality: Antarctica, off Kaiser Wilhelm II Land
Verbatim Locality: off Kaiser Wilhelm II Land, Antactica
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 1975 fms
Coordinates: 65° 26´ 0´´ S 95° 44´ 0´´ E (Datum: unknown)
[no agent data]; 1874-02-26; Source: 'Challenger' Expedition List of Observing Stations - C. Wyville Thomson 1877
Collecting Date: February 26, 1874
HMS Challenger Expedition 1873-1876
station number: 156
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
partial animal (dry) broken in collection 1