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MCZ Invertebrate Zoology OPH-4310

Astrothorax waitei (Benham, 1909)

Date Collected:

1897/1907

Indian Ocean: Indian Ocean, Western | South Africa, Eastern Cape, Buffalo City

Current Identification
Astrothorax waitei (Benham, 1909) linked data icon
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Euryalida Gorgonocephalidae
Determiner: [no agent data] on 2015-02-09
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Remarks: revised taxonomy fide WoRMS
Previous Identifications
Astrothorax waitei (Benham, 1909) linked data icon
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Euryalida Gorgonocephalidae
Determiner: Alan N. Baker in 1905
Nature of ID: expert ID
Astrothamnus papillatus H.L. Clark, 1923 linked data icon
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Euryalida Gorgonocephalidae
Determiner: Hubert Lyman Clark in 1905
Nature of ID: erroneous citation

Clark 1923, page 316, Voucher of Astrothamnus papillatus H.L. Clark, 1923 listed in Downey 1969 as a Paratype, it is not
Media type: text, Clark 1923. Description: The Echinoderm Fauna of South Africa

(Media Record)(media file)

Clark 1923 Description: The Echinoderm Fauna of South Africa

  • station number: 12884

Part Condition Disposition Count
whole animal (dry) good in collection 3 History

  • None

  • None

  • housed in TYPE collection

  • None

  • Ocean:
  • Indian Ocean
  • Ocean Region:
  • Indian Ocean, Western
  • Sovereign Nation:
  • South Africa
  • Specific Locality:
  • South Africa, Eastern Cape, Buffalo City
  • Verbatim Locality:
  • Cape Colony: East London, north 15 miles
  • Depth:
  • 310 fms
  • Collecting Source:
  • wild caught
  • Began Date / Ended Date:
  • 1897-01-01 / 1907-12-31
  • Verbatim Date:
  • [no verbatim date data]
  • Collector:
  • SS Pieter Faure

  • None

  • None

  • [Masked]

  • None