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2 species of ophiuroid (brittle star) on the seabed at Asterix. The smaller species is likely Ophiocten gracilis, (several specimens collected at the site were identified as O. gracilis) while the larger organism is probably Ophiopleura borealis (although no specimen was collected)
|Date:||02 March 2008|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Echinodermata (Echinoderms) > Class Ophiuroidea (Brittle stars) > Ophiurida (Brittle Stars) > Ophiuridae|
|Behaviour:||These ophiuroids are very common and quite active, contributing to bioturbation as the arms are moved around|
|Site:||Atlantic > Norwegian > Asterix|
|Latitude:||5 deg 17' 25" N|
|Longitude:||67 deg 01' 02" E|
|Countries:||Norway > Norwegian Sector|
|Project Partners:||StatoilHydro, Oceaneering, Transocean|
|Notes:||Full resolution footage on DVD|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||17 November 2009|
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