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Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Bolocera multicornis Verrill
Catalog Number: USNM 31011
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1879
Locality: Cape Cod, Off Of, Massachusetts, United States, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 82 to 82
Vessel: Speedwell R/V
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 30 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 25 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 45 - 872
  Temperature range (°C): 1.139 - 7.871
  Nitrate (umol/L): 5.684 - 20.187
  Salinity (PPS): 33.645 - 35.022
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.308 - 7.582
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.501 - 1.484
  Silicate (umol/l): 3.595 - 14.375

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Depth range (m): 45 - 872

Temperature range (°C): 1.139 - 7.871

Nitrate (umol/L): 5.684 - 20.187

Salinity (PPS): 33.645 - 35.022

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.308 - 7.582

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.501 - 1.484

Silicate (umol/l): 3.595 - 14.375
 
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Depth range based on 6 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 4 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 263 - 450
  Temperature range (°C): 3.222 - 3.222
  Nitrate (umol/L): 14.735 - 14.735
  Salinity (PPS): 34.740 - 34.740
  Oxygen (ml/l): 6.080 - 6.080
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.143 - 1.143
  Silicate (umol/l): 25.595 - 25.595

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Depth range (m): 263 - 450
 
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