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Occurrence record: Invertebrates:F236321

PreservedSpecimen of Coscinasterias muricata | eleven-arm starfish recorded on 2016-11-07


Data provider OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Museums Victoria provider for OZCAM
Institution Museums Victoria
Supplied institution code "NMV"
Collection Museums Victoria Marine Invertebrates Collection
Supplied collection code "Invertebrates"
Catalogue Number F236321
Occurrence ID
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Preparations Whole | wet | Ethanol 95% | Ethanol 70%
Identified by Ms Lupita Bribiesca - University of Melbourne (The) and Museum Victoria
Identified date /11/2016
Collector Verbruggen, H.|The University of Melbourne|Dixon, K.|The University of Melbourne
Supplied as "H. Verbruggen - The University of Melbourne | K. Dixon - The University of Melbourne"
Individual count 2
Associated Occurrence Status Associated record
Inferred Associated Occurrences The occurrence is associated with a representative record.
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License CC0
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Collection ID
Owner institution code NMV
Field number BBCW 2016 046
Rightsholder Museums Victoria
Sampling protocol hand, SCUBA
Dataset name Bush Blitz 2016 Mallacoota
Language en
Occurrence status present
Dataset ID Invertebrates
Institution ID
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided
Date identified /11/2016


Field number BBCW 2016 046
Collecting date 2016-11-07
Supplied date "2016-11-07T00:00:00\2016-11-15T00:00:00"
Sampling protocol hand, SCUBA
Date precision Day
Event ID BBCW 2016 046


Higher classification Echinodermata | Asteroidea | Forcipulatida | Asteriidae
Scientific name Coscinasterias muricata
Supplied scientific name "Coscinasterias muricata Verrill, 1867"
Taxon rank species
Common name eleven-arm starfish
Supplied common name "Eleven-armed Seastar"
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Forcipulatida
Family Asteriidae
Genus Coscinasterias
Species Coscinasterias muricata
Taxonomic issues No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Scientific name authorship Verrill, 1867
Nomenclatural code ICZN


Higher geography Bass Strait | Australia | Victoria
Country Australia
State or Territory Victoria
Locality Gabo Harbour North
Latitude -37.5495
Longitude 149.905
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "WGS84"
Verbatim locality Gabo Harbour North
Water body Bass Strait
Minimum depth in metres 0
Maximum depth in metres 3
Coordinate precision Unknown
Georeference sources Google Maps
Georeference protocol estimated from Google maps
Georeferenced by Dr Genefor Walker-Smith - Museums Victoria
Georeferenced date 2017-04-25
Supplied as 2017-04-25T00:00:00
Location ID Bush Blitz 2016 Mallacoota046
County East Gippsland
Biome Marine

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    Inferred associated occurrence details

    This record is associated with the representative record. This mean another record has been detected to be similar to this record, and that the other record (the representative record) has the most detailed information for the occurrence. More information about the duplication detection methods and terminology in use is available here:

    Representative Record
    Record UUID b1cb640a-74ee-493a-b189-4838a3f599a2
    Data Resource Museums Victoria provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Coscinasterias muricata Verrill, 1867
    Coordinates -37.5495,149.905
    Collector [Verbruggen, H.|The University of Melbourne|Dixon, K.|The University of Melbourne]
    Year 2016
    Month 11
    Day 7
    Related records
    Record UUID 24f4af2f-c867-41b4-8699-22d9b153c448
    Data Resource Museums Victoria provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Coscinasterias muricata Verrill, 1867
    Coordinates -37.5495,149.905
    Collector [Verbruggen, H.|The University of Melbourne|Dixon, K.|The University of Melbourne]
    Year 2016
    Month 11
    Day 7
    Comments Collectors were identical
    Coordinates were identical
    Record UUID 24f4af2f-c867-41b4-8699-22d9b153c448
    Data Resource Museums Victoria provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Coscinasterias muricata Verrill, 1867
    Coordinates -37.5495,149.905
    Collector [Verbruggen, H.|The University of Melbourne|Dixon, K.|The University of Melbourne]
    Year 2016
    Month 11
    Day 7
    Comments Collectors were identical
    Coordinates were identical

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness
    Australian Coral Ecoregions South-east Australia
    NRM Regions 2010 East Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2014 East Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2015 East Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2017 East Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2017 (Qld 2019) East Gippsland
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 East Gippsland
    IMCRA 4 Regions Southeast Shelf Transition
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Twofold Shelf
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Wild woodlands
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Cooler end of the warm, wet sub-tropical climates��
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Shelf
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 3.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Cape Howe
    States including coastal waters Victoria (including Coastal Waters)
    Territorial Sea Territorial Sea

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Area Management
    Natural resource management expenditure 3512158.0 $
    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.5562
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 3.18
    Endemism 0.020452095
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.03603347
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.3689
    Migratory species (2008) 15.0 frequency
    Occurrence Density 16667.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 4.9483056 index
    Species Richness 1750.0 frequency
    Threatened species (2008) 9.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.88137597
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 43.24111 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 72.76417 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 50.197777 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.8875629
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -0.12609677
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 19.761019 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 12.614537 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 15.375549 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual 1059.0 mm
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 924.6667 mm
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 218.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 12.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 207.66667 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 15.0 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 208.33333 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 24.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 258.33334 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 15.4 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 41.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 21.1 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 15.233334 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 15.666667 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 7.3333335 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 11.633333 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 7.0666666 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 18.9 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.45 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 0.9866667
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 23.0 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 18.9 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 15.033334 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 354.49432 km/day
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.031622775 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.25455844 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.031622775 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 924.1136 m
    Remoteness index 9.146599
    Water Observations From Space 92.59259 Percentage
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 16.246622 Degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    Bulk density 1.6032902 Mg/m^3
    Clay % 28.933937 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 46.11111 mm/h
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.73
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 0.99
    Nutrient status 1.05 index
    Ph - soil 4.0 ph
    Soil depth 0.9 m
    Soil pedality 2.7292745
    Weathering Intensity V2 5.4413 Weathering Intensity Index
    Aspect 126.0 degrees
    Averaged Topographic Relief 297.16666 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec -3.0 m
    Elevation 7.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.58707774 degrees
    Topographic relief 0.2977187 m
    Topographic slope (%) 0.3775004 %
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.106 EVI
    Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fPAR) 30.0 %
    Gross Primary Productivity (2012-03-13) 0.0 kg C/m^2
    Leaf Area Index (LAI) - 2012-03-05 0.6 m^2 plant / m^2 ground
    NDVI Mean 82.0 NDVI x 100
    NPP Mean 7.0 tonnes/ha/yr
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.358 NDVI