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Occurrence record: Invertebrates - Marine & Other:J.25879

PreservedSpecimen of Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) purpurea recorded on 2017-08-22


Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
Institution code Australian Museum
Supplied institution code "AM"
Collection code Australian Museum Marine Invertebrate Collection
Catalog number J.25879
Other catalog numbers ecatalogue.irn:2306167; urn:catalog:AM:Invertebrates - Marine & Other:J.25879
Occurrence ID - Marine & Other:J.25879
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Identified date 2018
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Sampling protocol hand
Occurrence status present
Collection code Invertebrates - Marine & Other
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided
Date identified 2018
Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeComments: "Identified from image of specimen.";


Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeComments: "Identified from image of specimen.";
Collecting date 2017-08-22
Sampling protocol hand
Date precision Day
Event time 8:51
Event ID


Scientific name Ophiothrix (Acanthophiothrix) purpurea
Supplied scientific name "Ophiothrix purpurea von Martens, 1867"
Taxon rank species
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Family Ophiotrichidae
Genus Ophiothrix
Species Ophiothrix purpurea
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type wellformed
Name according to von Martens, 1867
Verbatim taxon rank species
Accepted name usage Ophiothrix ? purpurea von Martens, 1867


Country Fiji
Latitude -18.89744
Longitude -178.42791
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Cakau Levu, SW corner of Yagasa group
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "[SWP2017-109] Fiji, Cakau Levu, SW corner of Yagasa group (18° 53' 51" S, 178° 25' 41" W) 22/08/2017 - 22/08/2017, Hannam, Ms. Severine - Auckland War Memorial Museum - Marine Invertebrates(Collector), Aguirre, Dave - Massey University(Collector), Middlet";
Coordinate precision 0.00001
Coordinate uncertainty in meters 100.0
Verbatim longitude 178° 25' 40.5" W
Verbatim latitude 18° 53' 50.8" S

Additional properties

dcterms:modified 2019/4/29
dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 10m-100m

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Fiji Barrier Reef
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 71
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 3.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Fiji Islands

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Endemism 0.03101081
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Occurrence Density 63.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 3.1347845 index
    Species Richness 32.0 frequency
    Marspec Distance to Shore 5.0 km
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.62 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 3.6399999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 3.1899998 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 1.6473999 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.8 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.007 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.78 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.46 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.16 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 26.41 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 34.84 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 0.62 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature -0.0018999999 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -0.0026 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 24.539999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 28.18 100 x degrees C