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Classification


USNM 870362

Geographic Distribution

Antarctic Convergence illustration Antarctic convergence

Bathymetric Specimen Dispersal

97 individual specimens found for Amauropsis aureolutea.

Amauropsis aureolutea (Strebel, 1908)  Species

Synonymy

Original Description
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Amauropsis aureolutea (Strebel, 1908) (Figs 251, 266)

Natica aureolutea Strebel, 1908: 63, pl. 5, figs 63a, b.

Amauropsis aureolutea : Powell, 1951: 116; Carcelles, 1953: 186; Powell, 1960: 144.

MATERIAL EXAMINED: Eltanin Stns 410, 428, 437, 439, 612, 1079, 1082, 1084, 1535; USNM 613074, 63°00'S, 60°32'W, off South Shetlands, 25 m.

DISTRIBUTION: The known range for A. aureolutea is from South Georgia, through the South Orkneys, South Sandwich Islands and the South Shetlands to the northern extremity of the Antarctic Peninsula in 25-1120 m.

REMARKS: Powell (1951:116) noted that the largest specimen in the Discovery collections was 27 mm in height and 24 mm in diameter, while Strebel's holotype was 14.9 x 14.2 mm. The live-collected specimen from USNM 613074 is 28.8 x 26.1 mm. Powell (1951) figured and described a radula of A. aureolutea as having a bifid inner and a simple outer marginal. A specimen from Eltanin Stn 410 (Fig. 266) has a simple inner marginal. Arnaud (1972c: 125) considered that aureolutea was a synonym of Natica xantha Watson. Arnaud may have based his discussion on the figure given by Lamy (1911b: 23, fig. 1) of a supposed specimen of xantha from off South Georgia. As indicated under the discussion of Falsilunatia xantha below, examination of the holotype of xantha does not bear out this conclusion.”

(Dell, 1990: 142)

Geographic Distribution

The known range for A. aureolutea is from South Georgia, through the South Orkneys, South Sandwich Islands and the South Shetlands to the northern extremity of the Antarctic Peninsula in 25-1120 m.

Specimens

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Type Status Catalog No. Date Collected Location Coordinates Depth (m) Vessel
  870241 12/31/1962 Antarctic Ocean 61.3° S, 56.1° W 220 – 240 Eltanin R/V
  870298 1/5/1963 Antarctic Ocean 62.7° S, 57.8° W 662 – 1120 Eltanin R/V
  870362 Images Available 5/9/1963 Scotia Sea 59.1° S, 26.7° W 101 – 121 Eltanin R/V
  870620 4/13/1964 Scotia Sea 61.4° S, 41.9° W 593 – 598 Eltanin R/V
  881751 5/12/1975 Scotia Sea 53.63° S, 38.03° W 132 – 143 Islas Orcadas R/V
  881779 6/7/1975 Scotia Sea 54.84° S, 37.4° W 223 – 227 Islas Orcadas R/V
  881910 1/5/1963 Antarctic Ocean 62.7° S, 57.9° W   Eltanin R/V
  881920 1/9/1963 Antarctic Ocean 63.9° S, 62.6° W 128 – 165 Eltanin R/V
  881987 4/15/1964 Scotia Sea 60.4° S, 46.8° W 298 – 403 Eltanin R/V
  886039 2/7/1966 Scotia Sea 53.9° S, 37.6° W 97 – 101 Eltanin R/V

Displaying 10 of 38 Specimens

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