Physical Description

Type Information

Holotype for Keratoisis ornata Verrill, 1878
Catalog Number: USNM 34142
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Dry
Collector(s): P. Merchant
Locality: Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 457 to 457
Vessel: Schooner Marion
  • Holotype: Verrill. 1878. Am. J. Sci. 25: 212.
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© Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Source: National Museum of Natural History Collections

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Ecology

Habitat

bathyal
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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© WoRMS for SMEBD

Source: World Register of Marine Species

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Depth range based on 35 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 26 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 320 - 3236
  Temperature range (°C): 2.536 - 14.966
  Nitrate (umol/L): 17.751 - 23.798
  Salinity (PPS): 34.765 - 35.986
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.308 - 6.326
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.943 - 1.704
  Silicate (umol/l): 6.769 - 20.498

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 320 - 3236

Temperature range (°C): 2.536 - 14.966

Nitrate (umol/L): 17.751 - 23.798

Salinity (PPS): 34.765 - 35.986

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.308 - 6.326

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.943 - 1.704

Silicate (umol/l): 6.769 - 20.498
 
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