Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Acanthephyra brevirostris Smith, 1885
Catalog Number: USNM 5448
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Sex/Stage: female;
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1883
Locality: Approx. 640 km off of, Virginia, United States, North Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 5393 to 5393
Vessel: Albatross R/V
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Ecology

Habitat

Bathypelagic
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Mesopelagic
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Epipelagic
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Known from seamounts and knolls
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Depth range based on 29 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 24 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 5420
  Temperature range (°C): 1.690 - 26.901
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.079 - 39.396
  Salinity (PPS): 33.804 - 35.487
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.755 - 6.047
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.243 - 3.109
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.801 - 116.465

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 5420

Temperature range (°C): 1.690 - 26.901

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.079 - 39.396

Salinity (PPS): 33.804 - 35.487

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.755 - 6.047

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.243 - 3.109

Silicate (umol/l): 1.801 - 116.465
 
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