Australian Museum Journal Scientific results of the trawling expedition of H.M.C.S. "Thetis" off the coast of New South Wales, in February and March, 1898, Echinodermata

Shortform:
Clark, 1909, Aust. Mus. Mem. 4(11): 519–564
Author(s):
Clark, Hubert Lyman
Year published:
1909
Title:
Scientific results of the trawling expedition of H.M.C.S. "Thetis" off the coast of New South Wales, in February and March, 1898, Echinodermata
Serial title:
Australian Museum Memoir
Volume:
4
Issue:
11
Start page:
519
End page:
564
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1967.4.1909.1507
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xlvii–lviii
Date published:
11 August 1909
Cover date:
11 August 1909
ISSN:
0067-1967
CODEN:
AUNMA5
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ECHINODERMATA
Digitized:
30 March 2009
Available online:
03 August 2009
Reference number:
1507
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (28kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (7609kb PDF)

Abstract

The collection of Echinoderms made by the "Thetis" is not very extensive, containing, as it does, only eight hundred and seventy-five specimens, representing fifty-four species, with five hundred and forty-eight of the specimens belonging to four species. In spite of the small size of the collection it is of great scientific interest, not merely because eighteen of the species have not hitherto been described, but also because of the new light which it throws on the breeding habits of some species and the distribution of certain genera. The specimens sent me represent only twenty-five stations of the fifty-nine occupied by the "Thetis"; there are, however, in addition, forty-two specimens from Lord Howe Island, representing thirteen species, and a few labelled "near Sydney," "Barrenjoey," or "off Broken Bay." The stations which revealed the richest Echinoderm fauna (aside from Lord Howe Island) were 57, off Wata Mooli, 54–59 fathoms, where nine species were taken; 13, off Cape Three Points, 41–50 fathoms, where nine species occurred; and 48, off  Wollongong 55–56 fathoms, where eight species were found. At stations 10, 36, 44 and 54, five or more species were collected. Etc.

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