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Occurrence record: Malacology:C.460959.002

PreservedSpecimen of Xanthomelon durvillii | Durvill’s Melon Snail recorded on 2007-02-02


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 Malacology Collection
Catalog number C.460959.002
Other catalog numbers ecatalogue.irn:2164826; urn:catalog:AM:Malacology:C.460959.002
Occurrence ID
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Preparations ecatalogue.PreStorageMedium: "70% ethanol";
Identified by Koehler, Dr. Frank - Australian Museum - Malacology
Identified date 2016-2
Type status cited: Xanthomelon durvillii (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841) : Camaenidae : : Gastropoda : Mollusca
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)
State conservation Northern Territory: (not listed)
Sampling protocol Hand Collected
Occurrence status present
Collection code Malacology
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided
Date identified 2016-2
Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "Expert"; ecatalogue.IdeSpecimenQuality: "good";


Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "Expert"; ecatalogue.IdeSpecimenQuality: "good";
Collecting date 2007-02-02
Sampling protocol Hand Collected
Date precision Day
Event ID


Scientific name Xanthomelon durvillii
Supplied scientific name "Xanthomelon durvillii (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)"
Taxon rank species
Common name Durvill’s Melon Snail
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Stylommatophora
Family Camaenidae
Genus Xanthomelon
Species Xanthomelon durvillii
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)
Accepted name usage Xanthomelon durvillii (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)


Country Australia
State / Province Northern Territory
Latitude -11.15505
Longitude 132.14577
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Cobourg Peninsula, Top End, Black Point, nr barge landing
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "[MAL# 69141] Australia, Northern Territory, Cobourg Peninsula, Top End, Black Point, nr barge landing (11° 09' 18" S, 132° 08' 45" E) 02/02/2007 - 02/02/2007, Kessner, Mr. Vince - Australian Museum - Malacology(Collector), Kessner, Mr. Vince - Australian";
Coordinate precision 0.00001
Coordinate uncertainty in meters 100.0
Biome Terrestrial
Verbatim longitude 132° 8' 44.8" E
Verbatim latitude 11° 9' 18.2" S

Additional properties

dcterms:modified 2018/1/29
dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 10m-100m

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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 b524fefe-3286-4d09-b0f6-f19e39334d89
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Xanthomelon durvillii (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)
    Coordinates -11.15505,132.14577
    Year 2007
    Month 02
    Day 2
    Related records
    Record UUID d713a71f-ac95-4168-871a-ff30e2d94d92
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Xanthomelon durvillii (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)
    Coordinates -11.15505,132.14577
    Collector [Kessner, V. Vince|Australian Museum|Malacology]
    Year 2007
    Month 02
    Day 2
    Comments Coordinates were identical
    Record UUID 21d226d2-6c6c-4d3a-9c31-9e52f82dce74
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Xanthomelon durvillii (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)
    Coordinates -11.15505,132.14577
    Collector [Kessner, V. Vince|Australian Museum|Malacology]
    Year 2007
    Month 02
    Day 2
    Comments Coordinates were identical
    Record UUID 402328f6-8b38-419c-9650-0374fb3a0b10
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Xanthomelon durvillii (Hombron & Jacquinot, 1841)
    Coordinates -11.15505,132.14577
    Year 2007
    Month 02
    Day 2
    Comments One of the collectors was null or unknown
    Coordinates were identical

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Tropical Savanna Australian Tropical Savanna
    CAPAD 2010 Terrestrial Garig Gunak Barlu
    CAPAD 2012 Terrestrial Garig Gunak Barlu
    CAPAD 2014 Terrestrial Garig Gunak Barlu
    CAPAD 2016 Terrestrial Garig Gunak Barlu
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Terrestrial Northern Australia and Trans-Fly Savannas
    NRM Regions 2010 Northern Territory
    NRM Regions 2014 Northern Territory
    NRM Regions 2015 Northern Territory
    NRM Regions 2017 Northern Territory
    NRM Regions 2017 (Qld 2019) Northern Territory
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Northern Territory
    IBRA 6 Regions Tiwi Cobourg
    IBRA 6 Sub Regions Tiwi-Cobourg P2
    IBRA 7 Regions Tiwi Cobourg
    IBRA 7 Subregions Cobourg
    Terrestrial Ecoregional Boundaries Arnhem Land Tropical Savanna
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Strongly developed wet and dry seasons with plant growth determined by moisture availability
    Koppen Climate Classification (All Classes) Equatorial: savanna
    Koppen Climate Classification (Major Classes) Equatorial
    Estuary habitat mapping 10904 Port Essington Saltmarsh/Saltflat
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 71
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Shelf
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 12.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Arnhem Coast to Gulf of Carpenteria
    States including coastal waters Northern Territory (including Coastal Waters)
    Australian States and Territories Northern Territory
    Local Government Areas 2012 deprecated West Arnhem
    Local Government Areas PSMA 2018 WEST ARNHEM REGION
    PSMA ABS Census Indigenous Language Speakers by Area - I01B (2016) 1746
    PSMA ABS Census Selected Person Characteristics by Indigenous Status by Area - I01A (2016) 1963
    PSMA ABS Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (2016) REST OF NT
    PSMA ABS SA2 Statistical Areas (2016) WEST ARNHEM
    PSMA ABS SA3 Statistical Areas (2016) DALY - TIWI - WEST ARNHEM
    PSMA ABS SA4 Statistical Areas (2016) NORTHERN TERRITORY - OUTBACK
    PSMA Indigenous Areas (2016) NORTH-WEST ARNHEM
    PSMA Indigenous Locations (2016) COBOURG PENINSULA - DEMED HOMELANDS
    PSMA Indigenous Regions (2016) JABIRU - TIWI
    PSMA Localities (2018) COBOURG
    PSMA Remoteness Areas (2016) Very Remote Australia
    PSMA Section of State (2016) RURAL BALANCE
    PSMA Section of State Range (2016) REMAINDER OF STATE/TERRITORY
    PSMA Significant Urban Area (2016) NOT IN ANY SIGNIFICANT URBAN AREA (NT)
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) ARAFURA
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) ARAFURA
    PSMA Urban Centre and Locality (2016) REMAINDER OF STATE/TERRITORY (NT)
    PSMA Wards (2018) BARRAH WARD
    World Country Boundaries Australia
    Physiographic Provinces of Australia North Australian Plateaus Province
    Physiographic Regions 2011 Top End Coastal Plains
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Groups Cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Subgroups Cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Endemism 0.0235966
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.029654097
    Occurrence Density 10002.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 6.3432007 index
    Species Richness 1636.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.59743863
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 146.05833 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 100.877495 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.14973131
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -5.5767713
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 31.8775 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 24.780624 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 12.074158 degrees C
    Aridity index - annual mean 0.6670435
    Aridity index - month max 1.9899786
    Aridity index - month min 0.0053656315
    Evaporation - annual mean 180.38507 (ml/5km x 5km pixel)
    Evaporation - month max 231.3 mm
    Evaporation - month min 139.7 mm
    Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.45 index
    Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.17750001 index
    Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.42 index
    Humidity - annual mean relative 82.42159 %
    Humidity - annual mean relative 3pm 76.94552 %
    Humidity - month max relative 89.38635 %
    Humidity - month max relative 3pm 84.22289 %
    Humidity - month min relative 72.72714 %
    Humidity - month min relative 3pm 72.72714 %
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 1298.2 mm
    Precipitation - annual mean 107.333336 mm
    Precipitation - annual seasonality 6.0625
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 10.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest month 1.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 0.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 8.0 mm
    Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.21167883
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 110.0 mm
    Precipitation - spring or autumn season -3.6818182
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 421.2 mm
    Precipitation - wettest month 308.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 74.2 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 854.4 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 21.4 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 12.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 23.6 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual max mean 30.372639 degrees C
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 27.54 degrees C
    Temperature - annual min mean 23.513819 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range 14.600006 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 12.26 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest month min 20.975 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 21.0 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 25.4 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 7.1 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 25.58 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.58 %
    Temperature - month hottest maximum 32.548332 degrees C
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 0.478
    Temperature - warmest month min 25.129166 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 33.2 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 29.1 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 28.44 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 182.33661 km/day
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.084852815 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.38183767 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.084852815 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 2873.9336 m
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.029261 Pascals
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 28.336388 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.14555424 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 1.7192786 mg/m^3
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 80.99999
    ASRIS 0-1m Plant Available Water Capacity (250m raster) 108.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-30cm Bulk Density (250m raster) 1.57 Mg/m3
    ASRIS 0-30cm Clay Content (250m raster) 28.0 %
    Bulk density 1.3728074 Mg/m^3
    Clay % 32.269466 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 150.0 mm/h
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.5
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 1.0
    Nutrient status 1.0 index
    Soil depth 1.4 m
    Soil pedality 2.0
    Water stress index - month max 81.0
    Weathering Intensity V2 6.98502 Weathering Intensity Index
    Averaged Topographic Relief 29.416666 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 0.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.10959896 degrees
    Topographic relief 17.00279 m
    Topographic slope (%) 0.3128826 %