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Occurrence record: Herpetology:R.178305

PreservedSpecimen of Hydrophis platurus platurus | Yellow-bellied Seasnake recorded on 1978-09-03


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 code Australian Museum Herpetology Collection
Catalog number R.178305
Other catalog numbers ecatalogue.irn:1813852; urn:catalog:AM:Herpetology:R.178305
Occurrence ID
Basis of record Preserved specimen
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Occurrence status present
Collection code Herpetology
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided


Collecting date 1978-09-03
Date precision Day
Event ID


Scientific name Hydrophis platurus platurus
Supplied scientific name "Pelamis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)"
Taxon rank subspecies
Common name Yellow-bellied Seasnake
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Elapidae
Genus Hydrophis
Supplied as "Pelamis"
Species Hydrophis platurus
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to (Linnaeus, 1766)
Accepted name usage Pelamis platurus (Linnaeus, 1766)


Country Australia
State / Province New South Wales
Latitude -33.25777
Longitude 151.56388
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Norah Head, Munmorah SRA
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "Australia, New South Wales, Norah Head, Munmorah SRA (33° 15' 28" S, 151° 33' 50" E) 03/09/1978 - 03/09/1978, Barnett, S(Collector), NPWS(Presenter), Field Collected - Terrestrial";
Coordinate precision 0.00001
Coordinate uncertainty in meters 10000.0
Biome Terrestrial
Verbatim longitude 151° 33' 50" E
Verbatim latitude 33° 15' 28" S

Additional properties

dcterms:modified 2015/7/23
dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 1km-10km

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Fallow practice - dominant (area) Fallow greater than 9 months
    Fallow practice - dominant (number) Fallow greater than 9 months
    GER Hunter Valley GER Hunter Valley
    GER National Corridor GER National Corridor
    GER Standard Boundary GER Standard Boundary
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Freshwater Eastern Australia Rivers & Streams
    Great Eastern Ranges Initiative GER Great Eastern Ranges Initiative
    Irrigation practice - dominant No irrigation
    Land use Other minimal uses
    NRM Regions 2010 Hunter-Central Rivers
    NRM Regions 2014 Greater Sydney
    NRM Regions 2015 Greater Sydney
    NRM Regions 2017 Greater Sydney
    NRM Regions 2017 (Qld 2019) Greater Sydney
    Stubble practice - dominant (area) Stubble ploughed in
    Stubble practice - dominant (number) Stubble ploughed in
    Tillage practice - dominant (area) 1-2 cultivations
    Tillage practice - dominant (number) 1-2 cultivations
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Greater Sydney
    Freshwater Ecoregions of the World Eastern Coastal Australia
    IBRA 7 Regions Sydney Basin
    IBRA 7 Subregions Wyong
    IMCRA 4 Regions Central Eastern Shelf Province
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Hawkesbury Shelf
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Urban
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Warmer and wetter end of the warm, wet sub-tropical climates
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Shelf
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Manning-Hawkesbury
    States including coastal waters New South Wales (including Coastal Waters)
    Local Government Areas PSMA 2018 CENTRAL COAST COUNCIL
    NSW Local Land Services Regions Greater Sydney
    PSMA Localities (2018) BUDGEWOI
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) SWANSEA
    Geological Regions of Australia Sydney Region
    Physiographic Provinces of Australia Macquarie Uplands Province
    Physiographic Regions 2011 Hawkesbury-Shoalhaven Plateaus
    Vegetation - condition Replaced
    Vegetation types - native Heathlands
    Vegetation types - present Heathlands

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Area Management
    Natural resource management expenditure - additional 0.0 $/ha
    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.798
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 4.4852
    Endemism 0.014775705
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.01680469
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.4792
    Occurrence Density 61269.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 5.841227 index
    Species Richness 2446.0 frequency
    Threatened communities (2008) 0.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.8873934
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 1.8150467
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.3958973
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 124.63003 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 192.97934 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 61.01267 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.33 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.62733334 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.25 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 96.423615 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 53.182667 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.5703094
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 1.592345 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -1.5045046 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 1.5100173
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -0.7500159
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season 0.5077125
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 145.70866 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean -28.206417 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -116.57934 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 58.54534 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 24.795334 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 16.611555 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 8.794 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 23.595722 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 15.0882225 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 18.175995 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 9.268 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 18.578667 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 2.0726624 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 2.6099854 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 10.172668 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 8.507504 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -2.7826538 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -2.8006897 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 7.0066833 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 27.444 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 20.270666 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 1244.1666 mm
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 252.66667 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 15.166667 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 212.16667 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 29.0 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 362.16666 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 39.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 420.16666 mm
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -25.549309 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -113.77571 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 16.466667 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 10.683333 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 14.75 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 24.816666 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 8.483334 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 34.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 21.633333 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 16.25 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 18.1 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 18.1 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 8.183333 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 13.583334 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 8.283333 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 15.0 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.45833334 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.1733333
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 26.283333 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 22.283333 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 20.9 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 306.70877 km/day
    Wind run - month max 332.45294 km/day
    Wind run - month min 279.8826 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 6.402111 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 4.770733 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 6.115767 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 7.1831703 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 5.0483637 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 7.1831703 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 5.4487467 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 4.331535 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 4.331535 m/s
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.01 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.17999999 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.01 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 1151.5865 m
    Water Observations From Space 19.594595 Percentage
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 19.686897 Degrees C
    Disadvantaged -9555.217 points (mean=1000)
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.81022024
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.9
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.3958973
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 68.66715 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 12.139655 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -0.676815 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -2.8643754E-14 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 72.919815
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 35.630756
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 0.7434438 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 8.921326 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-1m Plant Available Water Capacity (250m raster) 145.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-30cm Bulk Density (250m raster) 1.3 Mg/m3
    ASRIS 0-30cm Clay Content (250m raster) 5.0 %
    Bouguer gravity anomalies 329.03214 Gal
    Bulk density 1.3173853 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon store pre-European 100.6589 kgC/ha
    Clay % 7.9873853 %
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 0.0 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 216.66667 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 10.0
    Lithology - age range 52.625 my
    Lithology - fertility 3.0 index
    Lithology - mean age 74.18525 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 1.5208482 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 1.648713 log my
    Magnetic anomalies 58.0 nT
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.81666666
    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) 0.37833333
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.51
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 24.833334
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.5966667
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 8270.754 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 42.80612 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 86.12374 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 0.9 index
    Pedality hydrological score 1.4864678
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 15.82615 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 1213.5349 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 7.866077 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 0.9119898 m
    Soil pedality 1.4864678
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 1.2933674
    Topographic wetness index 3.423842
    Unreliable water retention parameters 0.0
    Water holding capacity 107000.0 mm
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 161.0 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 5.11524 Weathering Intensity Index
    Averaged Topographic Relief 62.625 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 0.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 1.54156
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.19633526 degrees
    Topographic relief 1.999827 m
    Topographic roughness 77.93248 %
    Topographic slope (%) 0.2989096 %
    Valley bottom % 37.5 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 4.985339
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.4998 EVI
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.7723 NDVI
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 159.93333 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 48.407406 Day