Lepralielloidea cf subsp. morphospecies,,

Amon, Diva J, Ziegler, Amanda F, Drazen, Jeffrey C, Grischenko, Andrei V, Leitner, Astrid B, Lindsay, Dhugal J, Voight, Janet R, Wicksten, Mary K, Young, Craig M & Smith, Craig R, 2017, Megafauna of the UKSRL exploration contract area and eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean: Annelida, Arthropoda, Bryozoa, Chordata, Ctenophora, Mollusca, Biodiversity Data Journal 5, pp. 14598-14598: 14598

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Lepralielloidea cf subsp. morphospecies


cf. Mertensiidae morphospecies 


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; individualCount: 1; lifeStage: Adult; behavior: Swimming; occurrenceStatus: present; preparations: Imaged only; Taxon: taxonConceptID: cf. Mertensiidae morphospecies; scientificName: Mertensiidae sp.; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Ctenophora; class: Tentaculata; order: Cydippida; family: Mertensiidae; taxonRank: family; scientificNameAuthorship: L. Agassiz, 1860; Location: waterBody: Pacific Ocean; stateProvince: Clarion-Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration contract area (UK-1) ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum B; maximumDepthInMeters: 4244; locationRemarks: RV Thompson Cruise TN319; decimalLatitude: 12.49983; decimalLongitude: -116.640175; geodeticDatum: WGS84; coordinateUncertaintyInMeters: 25; Identification: identifiedBy: Dhugal Lindsay, Diva J. Amon, Amanda F. Ziegler; dateIdentified: 2015; identificationRemarks: Identified only from imagery; identificationQualifier: cf.; Event: samplingProtocol: Autonomous Underwater Vehicle; eventDate: 2015-03-18; eventTime: 9:35; habitat: Abyssal polymetallic-nodule field; fieldNumber: Dive 9 (AV09); Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: UHM; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: HumanObservationGoogleMaps 


Two long tentacles with filamentous side branches. Elongate body (length >twice width) tinged red throughout with gut darker. Comb rows extending over almost whole body length. Aboral end from which tentacles protude with sunken statocyst.

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