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6 individual specimens found for Cellaria scoresbyi.

Cellaria scoresbyi   Species


Original Description
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"Cellaria scoresbyi, sp. n.
(P1. IV. figs. A-D.)
Salicornaria tenuirostris Busk, 1884, p. 92, text-fig. 12.
Not Salicornaria tenuirostriв Busk, 1852 Ь, p. 17.
Distribution.—Patagonian Region ('Challenger,' St. 314; 'Discovery,' Sts. WS. 225, WS. 228, WS. 243, WS. 246).
Specimens examined.—Numerous specimens in the 'Discovery ' Collection, 1945.8.4.1-4, 6, and a slide of chitinous parts, Busk Coll.,
Нolotype.—` Discovery ' Investigations, St. WS. 243, 17.vii.28, Patagonian Shelf, 51 °06'S., 64°30' W., 144-141 m., One slide, 1945.8.4.3.
Paratype.—St. WS. 243, unmounted material, 1945.8.4.4.
Remarks.—This species differs from true C. tenuirostris chiefly in the presence of a median longitudinal sclerite in the mandible (as shown in Busk's text-fig. 12), and in the form of the longitudinal cryptocyst ridges which commonly meet proximally in a continuous curve, thus describing about three quarters of an oval ; when the oval is interrupted proximally the portions of the ridges that are developed follow the same line (P1. IV. figs. В, C), and show no tendency to turn proximally as in C. tenuirostris.
The avicularia (P1. IV. fig. D) are remarkable for the flatness of the beak, no part of which is noticeably raised above the general surface of the branch. In true C. tenuirostris the slightly hooked beak projects a little in profile.
Rusk's ` Challenger ' material purporting to represent C. tenuirostris comprises three slides only, and no un¬mounted material. They are all labelled as from St. 314. Of these slides, one ( is a preparation of chitinous parts agreeing exactly with Rusk's text-figure 12 and with the 'Discovery ' material of C. scoresbyi. The second ( is a specimen of C. variabilis, a species which Busk had so clearly distinguished that one can only presume an error in his labelling. The third ( is a preparation of opercula only, the opercula differing in shape from those on the first slide, and from those of C. variabilis. It was evidently prepared from some other species. .
Mу identification of C. tenuirostris (Busk, 1884) with C. scoresbyi rests on the agreement of the chitinous parts in Rusk's text-figure, and inthe first slide mentioned above, with those of C. scoresbyi ; and on Rusk's description which particularly mentions the proximal meeting of the cryptocyst ("interior") ridges. The description is clearly not in any way based on the other two slides mentioned above. My conclusion is strongly supported by the locality." (Hastings, 1946: 229)

Geographic Distribution

Patagonian Region


Type Status Catalog No. Date Collected Location Coordinates Depth (m) Vessel
  21110 2/6/1964 South Pacific Ocean 53.9° S , 71.2° W 256 – 320 Eltanin R/V
  21111 2/12/1964 South Atlantic Ocean 53.5° S , 64.9° W 119 – 124 Eltanin R/V
  21112 2/19/1965 South Pacific Ocean 50.9° S , 166.7° E 135 – 139 Eltanin R/V
  21113 4/1/1966 South Pacific Ocean 53.8° S , 71.6° W 256 – 269 Eltanin R/V
  21114 4/1/1966 South Pacific Ocean 52.9° S , 74.1° W 522 – 544 Eltanin R/V
  21115 11/19/1966 South Pacific Ocean 43.4° S , 175.3° E 95 Eltanin R/V

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