Ophiuroidea incertae sedis sp. 'NHM_072'

Glover, Adrian G, Wiklund, Helena, Rabone, Muriel, Amon, Diva J, Smith, Craig R, O'Hara, Tim, Mah, Christopher L & Dahlgren, Thomas G, 2016, Abyssal fauna of the UK- 1 polymetallic nodule exploration claim, Clarion-Clipperton Zone, central Pacific Ocean: Echinodermata, Biodiversity Data Journal 4, pp. 7251-7251 : 7251

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Ophiuroidea incertae sedis sp. 'NHM_072'


Ophiuroidea incertae sedis sp. 'NHM_072'


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 241d094a-568f-4194-997c-fd08f67dcdac ; recordNumber: NHM_072; recordedBy: Adrian Glover, Helena Wiklund, Thomas Dahlgren, Maggie Georgieva; individualCount: 1; preparations: tissue and DNA voucher stored in 80% non-denatured ethanol aqueous solution; otherCatalogNumbers: 5023481; associatedSequences: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KU519564 | KU519522 | KU519539; Taxon: taxonConceptID: Ophiuroidea incertae sedis sp. (NHM_072); scientificName: Ophiuroidea; kingdom: Animalia; phylum: Echinodermata; class: Ophiuroidea; Location: waterBody: Pacific; stateProvince: Clarion Clipperton Zone; locality: UK Seabed Resources Ltd exploration claim UK-1 ; verbatimLocality: UK-1 Stratum A; maximumDepthInMeters: 4108; locationRemarks: RV Melville Cruise MV1313; decimalLatitude: 13.849883333333; decimalLongitude: -116.64495; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Identification: identifiedBy: Adrian Glover, Helena Wiklund, Thomas Dahlgren; dateIdentified: 2015-06-01; identificationRemarks: identified by DNA and morphology; identificationQualifier: incertae sedis; Event: samplingProtocol: USNEL Box Core; eventDate: 2013-10-09; eventTime: 17:34; habitat: Abyssal plain; fieldNumber: BC04; fieldNotes: Collected from 0-2 cm layer of box core using a 300 micron sieve; Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: NHMUK; collectionCode: ZOO; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps


Small fragment consisting of orange-coloured disc, arms absent or missing (Fig. 22).

Genetic data for this taxa with new GenBank accession numbers are provided in Table 2


Forms a unique monophyletic clade distinct from other AB01 specimens. Morphologically not recognisable.