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Occurrence record: Invertebrates - Marine & Other:J.14129

PreservedSpecimen of Plectaster decanus recorded on 1981-03-15


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.14129
Other catalog numbers ecatalogue.irn:1149812; urn:catalog:AM:Invertebrates - Marine & Other:J.14129
Occurrence ID - Marine & Other:J.14129
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Identified by Rowe, Dr Frank W.E. - Australian Museum - Marine Invertebrates
Identified date 1981
Collector Harriott, V.|Vail, L.
Supplied as "V. Harriott & L. Vail"
Associated Occurrence Status Representative record
Associated occurrences This record has 2 inferred associated occurrences
For more information see Inferred associated occurrence details
License CC-BY
Occurrence status present
Collection code Invertebrates - Marine & Other
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided
Date identified 1981


Collecting date 1981-03-15
Date precision Day
Event ID


Scientific name Plectaster decanus
Supplied scientific name "Plectaster decanus Muller & Troschel, 1843"
Taxon rank species
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Spinulosida
Family Echinasteridae
Genus Plectaster
Species Plectaster decanus
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Canonical name match
The supplied name was parsed into canonical form before a match was found.
Name parse type wellformed
Name according to Muller & Troschel, 1843
Accepted name usage Plectaster decanus Muller & Troschel, 1843


Country Australia
State / Province New South Wales
Locality Eurobodalla (A)
Latitude -35.833
Longitude 150.233
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Batemans Bay, Burrewarra Point
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "[BB-4] Australia, New South Wales, Batemans Bay, Burrewarra Point (35° 50' S, 150° 14' E) 15/03/1981 - 15/03/1981";
Coordinate precision 0.001
Coordinate uncertainty in meters 10000.0
Biome Terrestrial
Verbatim longitude 150° 14' E
Verbatim latitude 35° 50' S

Additional properties

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dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 1km-10km

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    Inferred associated occurrence details

    This record has been identified as the representative occurrence in a group of associated occurrences. This mean other records have been detected that seem to relate to this record and this particular record has the most detailed information on the occurrence. More information about the duplication detection methods and terminology in use is available here:

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    GER Kosciuszko to Coast GER Kosciuszko to Coast
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Freshwater Eastern Australia Rivers & Streams
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Terrestrial Eastern Asutralia Temperate Forests
    NRM Regions 2010 Southern Rivers
    NRM Regions 2014 South East NSW
    NRM Regions 2015 South East NSW
    NRM Regions 2017 South East NSW
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 South East NSW
    Freshwater Ecoregions of the World Eastern Coastal Australia
    IBRA 6 Regions South East Corner
    IBRA 6 Sub Regions Bateman
    IBRA 7 Regions South East Corner
    IBRA 7 Subregions Bateman
    Terrestrial Ecoregional Boundaries Southeast Australia Temperate Forests
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Residential woodlands
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Cooler end of the warm, wet sub-tropical climates��
    Drainage Divisions Level 1 South East Coast (NSW)
    Drainage Divisions Level 2 CLYDE RIVER-JERVIS BAY
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 81
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Shelf
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 4.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Cape Howe
    States including coastal waters New South Wales (including Coastal Waters)
    ASGS Australian States and Territories New South Wales
    Australian States and Territories New South Wales
    Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries Eden-Monaro
    Local Government Areas 2011 Eurobodalla (A)
    Local Government Areas 2012 deprecated Eurobodalla
    Local Government Areas PSMA 2018 EUROBODALLA SHIRE COUNCIL
    NSW Local Land Services Regions South East
    PSMA ABS Census Indigenous Language Speakers by Area - I01B (2016) 23
    PSMA ABS Census Selected Person Characteristics by Indigenous Status by Area - I01A (2016) 2088
    PSMA ABS Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (2016) REST OF NSW
    PSMA ABS SA2 Statistical Areas (2016) BATEMANS BAY - SOUTH
    PSMA ABS SA3 Statistical Areas (2016) SOUTH COAST
    PSMA ABS SA4 Statistical Areas (2016) CAPITAL REGION
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2016) GILMORE
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2018) GILMORE
    PSMA Indigenous Areas (2016) EUROBODALLA
    PSMA Indigenous Locations (2016) BATEMANS BAY
    PSMA Indigenous Regions (2016) SOUTH-EASTERN NSW
    PSMA Localities (2018) GUERILLA BAY
    PSMA Remoteness Areas (2016) Inner Regional Australia
    PSMA Section of State (2016) RURAL BALANCE
    PSMA Section of State Range (2016) REMAINDER OF STATE/TERRITORY
    PSMA Significant Urban Area (2016) BATEMANS BAY
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
    PSMA States (2016) NEW SOUTH WALES
    PSMA Urban Centre and Locality (2016) REMAINDER OF STATE/TERRITORY (NSW)
    Statistical Local Areas Eurobodalla (A)
    World Country Boundaries Australia
    Surface Geology of Australia -COwo
    Physiographic Provinces of Australia Kosciuszkan Uplands Province
    Physiographic Regions 2011 Monaro Fall
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Groups Other Forests and Woodlands
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Subgroups Leptospermum forests and woodlands

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.8253
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 3.8992
    Endemism 0.020402424
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.009536474
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.3689
    Occurrence Density 98.46914 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 1.8038722 index
    Species Richness 14.419753 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.6491812
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 1.288914
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.3437118
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 138.92146 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 220.97 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 66.3 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.16499999 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.46 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.114999995 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 81.019165 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 37.34 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.83088934
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 1.2059194 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -1.3065645 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 1.6946862
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -0.20265843
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season 0.6906377
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 115.055 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean -57.902294 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -145.02 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 19.154999 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 24.335 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 15.902083 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 7.505 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 21.945 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 11.72125 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 19.774994 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 5.73 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 17.435001 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 1.8200073 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 2.5950012 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 12.129974 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 10.223747 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -2.4400024 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -2.914978 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 8.315002 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 25.505001 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 17.189999 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 1017.4667 mm
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 189.7 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 10.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 171.06667 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 23.0 mm
    Precipitation - spring or autumn season -0.35562217
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 295.7 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 27.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 314.7 mm
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -48.38136 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -139.4134 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 15.8 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 9.5 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 11.4 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 24.5 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 7.2 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 37.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 21.211668 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 17.3 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 15.736667 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 20.111668 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 4.6366663 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 11.248333 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 10.1 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 11.648334 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.5 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.17
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 24.748333 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 19.936666 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 19.048334 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 329.27533 km/day
    Wind run - month max 361.00986 km/day
    Wind run - month min 295.7 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 6.575 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 5.175 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 6.55 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 7.5 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 5.6 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 7.5 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 5.6 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 4.6 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 4.6 m/s
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.10630146 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.45 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.10630146 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 1042.2042 m
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 18.159891 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.10347093 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.9494176 mg/m^3
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.6407262
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.8962321
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.3437118
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 113.199524 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 40.075043 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -1.280677 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -0.34470177 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 57.665356
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 80.66089
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 30.934061
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    Bouguer gravity anomalies 319.30328 Gal
    Bulk density 1.3259562 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon store pre-European 167.7671 kgC/ha
    Clay % 36.62705 %
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 25.0 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 51.0 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 10.0
    Lithology - age range 76.03072 my
    Lithology - fertility 2.0 index
    Lithology - mean age 421.32236 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 2.4002295 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 1.7667499 log my
    Magnetic anomalies 33.0 nT
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.68666667
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 0.92883337
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 0.9666667
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 0.93
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.33
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.42
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 28.483334
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.46883333
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 14094.258 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 67.63199 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 182.03528 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 1.9 index
    Pedality hydrological score 3.5863388
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 33.56882 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 2066.5571 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 12.4719305 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 0.9 m
    Soil pedality 3.5863388
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 1.0
    Topographic wetness index 1.893838
    Unreliable water retention parameters 0.0
    Water holding capacity 46000.0 mm
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 123.0 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 2.76506 Weathering Intensity Index
    Averaged Topographic Relief 154.58333 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 55.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 0.0
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.6324974 degrees
    Topographic relief 14.81234 m
    Topographic roughness 11.51462 %
    Topographic slope (%) 2.587644 %
    Valley bottom % 0.0 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 0.0
    Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fPAR) 20.0 %
    Gross Primary Productivity (2012-03-13) 0.0138 kg C/m^2
    Leaf Area Index (LAI) - 2012-03-05 0.3 m^2 plant / m^2 ground
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 57.685715 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 81.0 Day