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MCZ Invertebrate Zoology OPH-4917

Ophiothauma heptactis H.L. Clark, 1938

Holotype of Ophiothauma heptactis

Date Collected:


Pacific Ocean: Pacific, Western Central: Australia: Northern Territory | Allaru Island, Cobourg Peninsula

Current Identification
Ophiothauma heptactis H.L. Clark, 1938 linked data icon
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiacanthidae
Determiner: Hubert Lyman Clark in 1938
Nature of ID: type ID

Media type: text; Clark 1938 Description: MCZ Memoirs Vol. LV;

(Media Record) (Related) (File)

Shows Publication: Clark 1938 Description: MCZ Memoirs Vol. LV

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Part Condition Disposition Count
tissue (dry) good in collection 1 History (3)
Remarks: partial arm; sub-sampled as part of NSF CSBR Holotype grant; transferred to MCZ-CRYO on 2022-10-04
subsampled by=Nina Black   determined date=2022-10-04   determined by=Nina Black  
whole animal (dry) fair in collection 1 History

Attribute Value Determination On
associated grant Preserving the genomes of the type specimens in the MCZ (CSBR) By: Nina Black 2022-10-04

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  • Ocean:
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Ocean Region:
  • Pacific, Western Central
  • Country:
  • Australia
  • State/Province:
  • Northern Territory
  • Specific Locality:
  • Allaru Island, Cobourg Peninsula
  • Verbatim Locality:
  • Cobourg Peninsula, Port Essington, Coral Bay
  • Georeference:
  • -11.166700°, 131.866700° (Error radius: 301m) By: Penny Benson on 2014-09-17 (Source: GEOLocate)[Note: a coordinate uncertainty of 301m is given by Biogeomancer and GeoLocate when unable to determine an uncertainty]
  • Datum:
  • WGS84
  • Coordinates Entered As:
  • decimal degrees
  • Collecting Source:
  • wild caught
  • Collected On:
  • 1932-05-21
  • Verbatim Date:
  • May 21, 1932
  • Collector:
  • Harvard Australian Expedition 1931-1932

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