Overview

Distribution

Also distributed in Australia (Rowe & Gates, 1995). Ecology: benthic, continental shelf, continental slope. General distribution: temperate, discontinuous (South Africa, Bering Sea, western Mexico), depth range 96-2330 m. (Rowe & Gates, 1995).
  • Clark, A.M. (1977). The South African Museum's Meiring Naude cruises, part 4: Echinoderms. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 73(6):; 133-147.
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Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Gymnophiura coerulescens Lutken & Mortensen, 1899
Catalog Number: USNM 19440
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1891
Locality: Ventana Bay, Offshore Of Bay, Baja California, Mexico, Gulf of California, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 1819 to 1819
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Syntype: Lutken & Mortensen. 1899. Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harv. 23(2): 114, pl. 7, fig. 4-6.
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Syntype for Gymnophiura coerulescens Lutken & Mortensen, 1899
Catalog Number: USNM 19441
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1891
Locality: Mazatlan, SW Of, Sinaloa, Mexico, North Pacific Ocean
Depth (m): 1681 to 1681
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Syntype: Lutken & Mortensen. 1899. Mem. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harv. 23(2): 114, pl. 7, fig. 4-6.
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Ecology

Habitat

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 47 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 26 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 128 - 2748.5
  Temperature range (°C): -0.265 - 7.657
  Nitrate (umol/L): 21.094 - 44.846
  Salinity (PPS): 34.347 - 34.740
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.582 - 5.926
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.375 - 3.272
  Silicate (umol/l): 11.421 - 175.179

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 128 - 2748.5

Temperature range (°C): -0.265 - 7.657

Nitrate (umol/L): 21.094 - 44.846

Salinity (PPS): 34.347 - 34.740

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.582 - 5.926

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.375 - 3.272

Silicate (umol/l): 11.421 - 175.179
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Genomic DNA is available from 3 specimens with morphological vouchers housed at University of Connecticut, Avery Point
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