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  • Invertebrate Zoology OPH-5874 MCZ Invertebrate Zoology
  • Ophiacantha scutigera
  • whole animal (dry)
  •    Paratype of Ophiacantha scutigera
  • South Africa, off Durban
  • Indian Ocean: Indian Ocean, Western
  • Aug, 1929 (1929-08-01 - 1929-08-31)
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Ophiacantha scutigera Mortensen, 1933
Animalia Echinodermata Ophiuroidea Ophiurida Ophiacanthidae Ophiacantha scutigera
Identified by Theodor Mortensen in 1933
Nature of ID: type ID
Mortensen 1933, Page 317, Paratype of Ophiacantha scutigera
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: Indian Ocean
Specific Locality: South Africa, off Durban
Collecting Source: wild caught
Coordinates: -30.004757° 31.493164° (Datum: WGS84) , Error: 71198 m
Penny Benson; 2015-04-05; Source: GEOLocate
Coordinate Remarks: Georeferenced off the coast of what is currently called Durban
Collecting Date: Aug, 1929 (1929-08-01 - 1929-08-31)
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
whole animal (dry) poor (missing legs) in collection 1