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Occurrence record: Ichthyology:I.45474.010

Preserved specimen of Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928 | Soft Lanternfish recorded on 2010-12-03


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 Ichthyology Collection
Supplied collection code "Ichthyology"
Catalog number I.45474.010
Other catalog numbers ecatalogue.irn:1622208; urn:catalog:AM:Ichthyology:I.45474.010
Occurrence ID
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Identified by Paxton, Dr John R. - Australian Museum - Ichthyology
Identified date 2014-2
Collector Paxton, John Richard|Australian Museum
Supplied as "Paxton, Dr John Richard - Australian Museum"
Associated Occurrence Status Associated record
Associated occurrences The occurrence is associated with a representative record.
For more information see Inferred associated occurrence details
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Sampling protocol RMT8
Associated records ASSOCIATED
Date identified 2014-02
Supplied as 2014-2
Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "1";


Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "1";
Occurrence date 2010-12-03
Sampling protocol RMT8
Date precision DAY
Event time 22:42


Scientific name Diaphus mollis
Supplied scientific name "Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928"
Identified to rank species
Common name Soft Lanternfish
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Myctophiformes
Family Myctophidae
Genus Diaphus
Species Diaphus mollis
Name match metric exactMatch
Accepted name Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928
Scientific name authorship Tåning, 1928
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to Tåning, 1928


Country Australia
Latitude -16.58291
Supplied as: "-16.58291"
Longitude 147.19805
Supplied as: "147.19805"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Cairns Seamount, ENE Cairns & Cape Grafton, W of Holmes Reef, 50 nmiles E of GBR
Water body Coral Sea
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "[I.45474] Coral Sea, Australia, Cairns Seamount, ENE Cairns & Cape Grafton, W of Holmes Reef, 50 nmiles E of GBR (16° 34' 41" S, 147° 13' 20" E) 03/12/2010 - 03/12/2010, RMT8, Field Collected - Aquatic, RV Cape Ferguson Cruise 5151";
Coordinate precision 0.00001
Terrestrial false
Verbatim latitude 16° 34' 58.5" S
Marine true
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 147° 11' 53.0" E

Additional properties

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dcterms:type PhysicalObject

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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 23524bf4-05d0-4d9d-a095-7b3bb47cb3d0
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928
    Coordinates -16.58291,147.19805
    Related records
    Record UUID 288a4d5e-0b90-4480-b6c2-255ba18d790e
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928
    Coordinates -16.58291,147.19805
    Record UUID 91db7598-d63e-44d9-beaf-015f5f72e941
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928
    Coordinates -16.58291,147.19805

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Coral Sea
    CAPAD 2012 Marine Coral Sea
    CAPAD 2014 Marine Coral Sea
    CAPAD 2016 Marine Coral Sea
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Great Barrier Reef
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Marine NRM
    IMCRA 4 Regions Northeast Transition
    Australia's network of Marine Parks Coral Sea Marine Park
    Continental Shelf Continental Shelf
    Exclusive Economic Zone Exclusive Economic Zone
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 71
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Plateau
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 13.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Coral Sea

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Endemism 0.05787335
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Occurrence Density 142.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 3.0725148 index
    Species Richness 45.0 frequency
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 153238.36 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 139.0 km
    Great Barrier Reef 100m DEM -1442.6747 m
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.72999996 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 4.29 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 4.49 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 2.0314 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 2.4 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.002 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.089999996 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.45 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.12 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 26.5 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 34.719997 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.98999995 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 9.999999E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature 8.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 24.39 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 28.68 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 26.765394 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.02973772 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.09379912 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 632.4167 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -1462.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 2.4590538 degrees