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Occurrence record: OtherInverts:G5410

PreservedSpecimen of Meridiastra calcar | Eight-arm seastar recorded on 1970-11-15


Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Queensland Museum provider for OZCAM
Institution code Queensland Museum
Supplied institution code "QM"
Collection code Queensland Museum Other Invertebrates
Catalog number G5410
Other catalog numbers 2034416
Occurrence ID
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "Preserved specimen"
Preparations Dry
License CC-BY
Occurrence status present
Collection code OtherInverts
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided


Collecting date 1970-11-15
Date precision Day


Scientific name Meridiastra calcar
Supplied scientific name "Patiriella calcar"
Taxon rank species
Common name Eight-arm seastar
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Valvatida
Family Asterinidae
Genus Meridiastra
Supplied as "Patiriella"
Species Meridiastra calcar
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Higher taxon match
The match is based on the higher level classification.
Name parse type wellformed
Scientific name authorship (Lamarck, 1816)


Country Australia
State / Province New South Wales
Locality Hastings Point
Latitude -28.365203
Supplied as: "-28.366667"
Longitude 153.584122
Supplied as: "153.583333"
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "AGD66"
Coordinate precision 0.01667
Coordinate uncertainty in meters 1000.0
Biome Marine

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Moreton Bay
    NRM Regions 2010 Northern Rivers
    NRM Regions 2014 North Coast
    NRM Regions 2015 North Coast
    NRM Regions 2017 North Coast
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 North Coast
    IMCRA 4 Regions Central Eastern Shelf Transition
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Tweed-Moreton
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Warmer and wetter end of the warm, wet sub-tropical climates
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 81
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Shelf
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 6.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Tweed-Moreton
    States including coastal waters New South Wales (including Coastal Waters)
    Territorial Sea Territorial Sea

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.5063
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 4.0996
    Endemism 0.011908303
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.012959033
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.3794
    Occurrence Density 113.20988 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 3.9708679 index
    Species Richness 10.9382715 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 1.2929739
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 2.7395644
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.3621826
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 116.60238 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 171.23143 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 62.037144 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.53 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.7128571 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.41714284 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 137.61833 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 43.74286 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.4458993
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 1.7877188 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -1.9264054 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 2.0287042
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -1.2379518
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season 1.0248175
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 229.42143 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean 21.015953 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -77.03285 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 124.54286 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 22.47857 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 16.838572 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 10.398572 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 25.920952 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 16.572857 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 18.708557 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 10.820001 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 21.532858 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 1.9728699 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 2.7756958 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 11.25 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 9.348096 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -2.4414368 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -3.0228577 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 7.9642944 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 29.528572 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 21.44143 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 1749.5 mm
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 276.5 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 10.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 197.5 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 41.5 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 582.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 56.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 657.5 mm
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean 27.500847 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -59.87137 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 16.7 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 12.4 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 16.150002 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 22.650002 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 9.9 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 26.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 20.349998 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 16.6 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 20.1 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 18.8 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 9.75 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 15.65 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 9.1 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 17.05 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.49 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.13
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 28.5 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 24.1 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 22.9 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 305.15765 km/day
    Wind run - month max 334.86176 km/day
    Wind run - month min 279.99695 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 6.041893 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 4.879792 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 5.8547926 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 6.4789934 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 5.230591 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 6.4789934 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 5.2789936 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 4.5547924 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 4.5547924 m/s
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.03 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.17999999 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.03 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 1215.6223 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 1.0 km
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.068733 Pascals
    Great Barrier Reef 100m DEM -4.753566 m
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.17 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.7599998 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.34 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 4.351 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.5 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.024 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 0.96999997 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.559998 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.489998 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 22.539999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.39 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.24 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 0.0011 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -0.0013 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 19.76 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 25.519999 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 22.467363 Degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.8786589
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.90000004
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.7538167
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 20.121536 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 3.1001873 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -0.5030988 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -2.8643754E-14 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 79.0793
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 67.843506
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 35.799976 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 131.70229 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    Bouguer gravity anomalies 530.65344 Gal
    Bulk density 1.3039857 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon store pre-European 136.36784 kgC/ha
    Clay % 20.817137 %
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 87.5 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 86.28378 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 10.0
    Lithology - age range 34.893997 my
    Lithology - fertility 2.777778 index
    Lithology - mean age 178.37201 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 1.3313564 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 1.1201668 log my
    Magnetic anomalies -76.0 nT
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.925
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 1.0
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.73
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.78499997
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 10.5
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.92
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 11009.59 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 47.04063 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 171.10176 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 1.025 index
    Pedality hydrological score 2.351462
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 31.454847 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 1681.3113 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 8.647549 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 1.1 m
    Soil pedality 2.351462
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 3.0
    Topographic wetness index 9.00668
    Unreliable water retention parameters 37.2973
    Water holding capacity 56000.0 mm
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 105.25 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 5.94874 Weathering Intensity Index
    Averaged Topographic Relief 102.416664 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec -2.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 0.0
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.9093827 degrees
    Topographic relief 18.82693 m
    Topographic roughness 220.4578 %
    Topographic slope (%) 1.866567 %
    Valley bottom % 0.0 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 0.0
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.0015 EVI
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.0067 NDVI
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 89.242424 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 50.454544 Day