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Occurrence record: Invertebrates - Marine & Other:P.68758

Preserved specimen of Leptomithrax gaimardii (H. Milne Edwards, 1834) | Great Spider Crab recorded on 1977-12-07


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 Australian Museum Marine Invertebrate Collection
Supplied collection code "Invertebrates - Marine & Other"
Catalog number P.68758
Other catalog numbers ["ecatalogue.irn:1171071; urn:catalog:AM:Invertebrates - Marine & Other:P.68758"]
Occurrence ID - Marine & Other:P.68758
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Identified by ["Griffin, Dr D. J.G. - Australian Museum - Marine Invertebrates"]
Identified date 2004
Collector FRV "Kapala"
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Date identified 2004


Occurrence date 1977-12-07
Event ID
Date precision DAY


Scientific name Leptomithrax gaimardii
Supplied scientific name "Leptomithrax gaimardii (H. Milne Edwards, 1834)"
Identified to rank species
Common name Great Spider Crab
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Supplied as "Crustacea"
Class Malacostraca
Order Decapoda
Family Majidae
Genus Leptomithrax
Species Leptomithrax gaimardii
Name match metric exactMatch
Accepted name Leptomithrax gaimardii (H. Milne Edwards, 1834)
Scientific name authorship (H. Milne Edwards, 1834)
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to (H. Milne Edwards, 1834)


Country Australia
State or Territory New South Wales
Latitude -33.24166
Supplied as: "-33.24166"
Longitude 152.15833
Supplied as: "152.15833"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality south east of Newcastle
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "[K77-23-11] Australia, New South Wales, south east of Newcastle (33° 13' S, 152° 11' E) 07/12/1977 - 07/12/1977";
Coordinate precision 0.00001
Coordinate uncertainty (in metres) 10000.0
Terrestrial false
Verbatim latitude 33° 14' 30" S
Marine true
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 152° 9' 30" E

Additional properties

dcterms:modified 2011/11/23
dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 1km-10km

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions South-east Australia
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Marine NRM
    IMCRA 4 Regions Central Eastern Shelf Province
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Hawkesbury Shelf
    Continental Shelf Continental Shelf
    Exclusive Economic Zone Exclusive Economic Zone
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 81
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Terrace
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 5.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Manning-Hawkesbury
    IGBP Land Cover vegetation classification scheme (2011) Water

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.1056
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 2.1733
    Endemism 0.010417048
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.2691
    Occurrence Density 58.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 3.4017212 index
    Species Richness 35.0 frequency
    WorldClim 2.1: Temperature - annual mean 13.308333 °C
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 28834.154 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 50.0 km
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.015653 Pascals
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.25 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.14 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.57 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 3.527 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.1 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity -0.002 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 0.07 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.649998 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.55 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 20.89 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.399998 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.98999995 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature -2.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature 0.0 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 18.34 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 23.48 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 21.148819 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.057370972 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.32808518 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 61.666668 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -152.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.19297352 degrees