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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-3915 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophiophrixus spinosus
  • partial animal (dry)
  •    Holotype of Ophiobyrsa hystricis
  • Antarctica, Northwest of Shetland Islands
  • Atlantic Ocean: Atlantic, Antarctic
  • [no verbatim date data] (1800-01-01 - 1882-12-31)
Identifications
Ophiophrixus spinosus (Storm, 1881)
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiomyxidae Ophiophrixus spinosus
Identified by World Register of Marine Species on 2015-02-10
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Ophiobyrsa hystricis Lyman, 1883
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiomyxidae Ophiobyrsa hystricis
Identified by Theodore Lyman III in 1883
Nature of ID: type ID
Citations
Lyman 1883, Page 272, Holotype of Ophiobyrsa hystricis
Plate VIII figures 120-122
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Atlantic Ocean
Specific Locality: Antarctica, Northwest of Shetland Islands
Verbatim Locality: Northwest of Shetland Islands
Collecting Method: unknown
Collecting Source: wild caught
Depth: 345 fms
Collecting Date: [no verbatim date data] (1800-01-01 - 1882-12-31)
Collectors
HMS Porcupine
Identifiers
station number: 65
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
partial animal (dry) poor (fragments) in collection 1