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Geographic Distribution

Antarctic Convergence illustration Antarctic convergence

Bathymetric Specimen Dispersal

4 individual specimens found for Cellaria variabilis.

Cellaria variabilis   Species


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"Salicornaria variabilis, n. sp. (P1. XII. figs. 3 and 9).

Character.-Zoarium several inches high, composed of elongated unequal internodes, usually incrassated about the middle, and varying much in diameter; joints nodular. Areas rhomboidal, truncato-hexagonal, pyriform or hexagonal; interior ridges inconspicuous or absent; surface smooth. Orifice crescentic, with a prominent lower lip and well-marked internal articular denticles below. Operculum crescentic, with a strongly marked granulated crescentic areola, 0".005 x .003; trabeculae short and small. Avicularia vicarious, mandible subtriangular, with an acuminate membranous point and a central foramen 0".007 x .006.

Habitat.-Station 304, lat. 46° 53'S., long. 75º 12'W., 45 fathoms, green sand. Station 314, lat. 51° 35' S., long. 65° 39' W., 70 fathoms, sand. Station 149B, Kerguelen Island, 25 fathoms, volcanic mud." (Busk, 1884: 89)

Geographic Distribution

Kerguelen Island; Magellan Strait; Sandy Point to Falkland Islands


Type Status Catalog No. Date Collected Location Coordinates Depth (m) Vessel
  20365 10/14/1971 South Atlantic Ocean 54.66° S , 64.95° W 76 Hero R/V
  20366 10/16/1971 South Atlantic Ocean 54.83° S , 65.09° W 106 Hero R/V
  20367 10/25/1971 South Atlantic Ocean 54.75° S , 64.89° W 30 Hero R/V
  20368 10/22/1971 South Atlantic Ocean 54.6° S , 64° W   Hero R/V

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