Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Acanthephyra brevirostris Smith, 1885
Catalog Number: USNM 5448
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: female;
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1883
Locality: Approx. 640 km off of, Virginia, United States, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 5393 to 5393
Vessel: Albatross R/V
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Ecology

Habitat

Bathypelagic
  • Census of Marine Zooplankton, 2006. NOAA Ship Ronald H Brown, deployment RHB0603, Sargasso Sea. Peter Wiebe, PI. Identifications by L. Bercial, N. Copley, A. Cornils, L. Devi, H. Hansen, R. Hopcroft, M. Kuriyama, H. Matsuura, D. Lindsay, L. Madin, F. Pagè
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Mesopelagic
  • Census of Marine Zooplankton, 2006. NOAA Ship Ronald H Brown, deployment RHB0603, Sargasso Sea. Peter Wiebe, PI. Identifications by L. Bercial, N. Copley, A. Cornils, L. Devi, H. Hansen, R. Hopcroft, M. Kuriyama, H. Matsuura, D. Lindsay, L. Madin, F. Pagè
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Epipelagic
  • Census of Marine Zooplankton, 2006. NOAA Ship Ronald H Brown, deployment RHB0603, Sargasso Sea. Peter Wiebe, PI. Identifications by L. Bercial, N. Copley, A. Cornils, L. Devi, H. Hansen, R. Hopcroft, M. Kuriyama, H. Matsuura, D. Lindsay, L. Madin, F. Pagè
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Known from seamounts and knolls
  • Stocks, K. 2009. Seamounts Online: an online information system for seamount biology. Version 2009-1. World Wide Web electronic publication.
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Depth range based on 29 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 24 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 5420
  Temperature range (°C): 1.690 - 26.901
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.079 - 39.396
  Salinity (PPS): 33.804 - 35.487
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.755 - 6.047
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.243 - 3.109
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.801 - 116.465

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 5420

Temperature range (°C): 1.690 - 26.901

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.079 - 39.396

Salinity (PPS): 33.804 - 35.487

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.755 - 6.047

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.243 - 3.109

Silicate (umol/l): 1.801 - 116.465
 
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