Ophiuroidea incertae sedis sp. 'NHM_041'

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_041'


Ophiuroidea incertae sedis sp. 'NHM_041'


Type status: Other material. Occurrence: catalogNumber: 608349ff-5adf-4e1e-8cd7-7e0e41aee222 ; recordNumber: NHM_041; 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: 5023475; associatedSequences: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore/KU519563 | KU519521 | KU519538; Taxon: taxonConceptID: Ophiuroidea incertae sedis sp. (NHM_041); 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: 4336; locationRemarks: RV Melville Cruise MV1313; decimalLatitude: 13.8372; decimalLongitude: -116.55843333333; 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: Brenke Epibenthic Sledge; eventDate: 2013-10-09; eventTime: 10:26; habitat: Abyssal plain; fieldNumber: EB01; fieldNotes: Collected from epi net (on the epibenthic sledge); Record Level: language: en; institutionCode: NHMUK; collectionCode: ZOO; datasetName: ABYSSLINE; basisOfRecord: PreservedSpecimen GoogleMaps


Small disc fragments found in several samples, distinct petal arrangement visible ventrally (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.