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Biology

azooxanthellate
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Comprehensive Description

Biology: Skeleton

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AuthorSkeleton?Mineral or Organic?MineralPercent Magnesium
Cairns and Parker, 1992 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Cairns, 1999 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Cairns, 1998 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Cairns, 1995 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
Cairns, Hoeksema, and van der Land, 1999 YES MINERAL ARAGONITE
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Flabellum (Ulocyathus) hoffmeisteri Cairns & Parker, 1992
Catalog Number: USNM 82012
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Year Collected: 1914
Locality: Off Gabo Island To Cape Everard Ground, Victoria, Australia, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 366 to 366
Vessel: Endeavour R/V
  • Paratype: Cairn & Parker. 1992. Rec. S. Austr. Mus. Monogr. 3: 47-48, fig.16d,f.; Cairns, S. D. & Parker. 1992. Rec. S. Austr. Mus. Monogr. 3: 47-48, fig.16d,f.
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Paratype for Flabellum (Ulocyathus) hoffmeisteri Cairns & Parker, 1992
Catalog Number: USNM 85727
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1984
Locality: Tasmania, Australia, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 506 to 506
Vessel: Soela R/V
  • Paratype: Cairn & Parker. 1992. Rec. S. Austr. Mus. Monogr. 3: 47-48, fig.16d,f.; Cairns, S. D. & Parker. 1992. Rec. S. Austr. Mus. Monogr. 3: 47-48, fig.16d,f.
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Paratype for Flabellum (Ulocyathus) hoffmeisteri Cairns & Parker, 1992
Catalog Number: USNM 85707
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): W. Zeidler
Year Collected: 1984
Locality: Sandpatch Point, SE Of, Victoria, Australia, South Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 452 to 452
Vessel: Soela R/V
  • Paratype: Cairn & Parker. 1992. Rec. S. Austr. Mus. Monogr. 3: 47-48, fig.16d,f.; Cairns, S. D. & Parker. 1992. Rec. S. Austr. Mus. Monogr. 3: 47-48, fig.16d,f.
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Ecology

Habitat

slope
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Depth range based on 129 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 94 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 137 - 1000
  Temperature range (°C): 5.053 - 17.072
  Nitrate (umol/L): 4.250 - 32.886
  Salinity (PPS): 34.481 - 35.499
  Oxygen (ml/l): 1.996 - 4.902
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.452 - 2.522
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.066 - 66.977

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Depth range (m): 137 - 1000

Temperature range (°C): 5.053 - 17.072

Nitrate (umol/L): 4.250 - 32.886

Salinity (PPS): 34.481 - 35.499

Oxygen (ml/l): 1.996 - 4.902

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.452 - 2.522

Silicate (umol/l): 2.066 - 66.977
 
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Dispersal

Depth range

110-842 m
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