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Occurrence record: MIZ:Z21422

Preserved specimen of Amphioplus Verrill, 1899 | Brittlestar recorded on 1984-02-17


Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Western Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
Institution code Western Australian Museum
Supplied institution code "WAM"
Collection Western Australian Museum Marine Invertebrate Collection
Supplied collection code "MIZ"
Catalog number Z21422
Other catalog numbers ["1026-85"]
Occurrence ID
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Preparations Dry
Identified by ["O`Hara, T."]
Identified date 1/01/2005
Collector ["Slack-Smith, S.M."]
Supplied as "Slack-Smith, S.M."
Individual count 1
License CC-BY
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Sampling protocol [Engel trawl]
Date identified 2005-01-01
Supplied as 1/01/2005


Occurrence date 1984-02-17
Supplied date "17/02/1984"
Sampling protocol ["Engel trawl"]
Event ID CSIRO FRV Soela Cruise VI 1984
Date precision DAY


Scientific name Amphioplus
Identified to rank genus
Common name Brittlestar
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Supplied as "Amphilepidida"
Family Amphiuridae
Genus Amphioplus
Species Amphioplus sp.
Name match metric higherMatch
Scientific name authorship Verrill, 1899
Name parse type INFORMAL


Country Australia
Supplied as "Marine"
Latitude -15.185
Supplied as: "-15.185"
Longitude 121.4483
Supplied as: "121.4483"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality SO1/84/087
Coordinate precision Unknown
Terrestrial false
Verbatim latitude 15°11.1`S
Marine true
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 121°26.9`E

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Scott Reef
    CAPAD 2012 Marine Kimberley
    CAPAD 2014 Marine Kimberley
    CAPAD 2016 Marine Kimberley
    CAPAD 2018 Marine Kimberley
    CAPAD 2020 Marine Kimberley
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Marine NRM
    IMCRA 4 Regions Timor Province
    Australia's network of Marine Parks Kimberley Marine Park
    Continental Shelf Continental Shelf
    Exclusive Economic Zone Exclusive Economic Zone
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 57
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Slope
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 3.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Exmouth to Broome
    IGBP Land Cover vegetation classification scheme (2011) Water

    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 0.032470107
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Occurrence Density 84.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 4.210042 index
    Species Richness 72.0 frequency
    WorldClim 2.1: Temperature - annual mean 6.825 °C
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 156930.94 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 194.0 km
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.020823 Pascals
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.45999998 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 3.53 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 2.03 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 1.4448 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.1 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity -0.003 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.78999996 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 34.829998 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 34.6 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 28.26 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 34.37 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 0.59999996 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 0.0 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature 2.9999999E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 26.039999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 29.57 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 28.589792 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.03559589 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.15225372 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 56.291668 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -262.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.6768671 degrees