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Occurrence record: Herpetology:J58750

PreservedSpecimen of Dermochelys coriacea | leatherback turtle


Data provider OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Queensland Museum provider for OZCAM
Institution Queensland Museum
Supplied institution code "QM"
Collection Queensland Museum Amphibians and Reptiles
Supplied collection code "Herpetology"
Catalogue Number J58750
Other catalogue numbers 1957276
Occurrence ID
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "Preserved specimen"
Preparations Spirit
Associated Occurrence Status Associated record
Inferred Associated Occurrences The occurrence is associated with a representative record.
For more information see Inferred associated occurrence details
License CC-BY
State conservation Queensland: Endangered wildlife
Country conservation Endangered,
Occurrence status present
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided


Date precision Not Supplied


Scientific name Dermochelys coriacea
Taxon rank species
Common name leatherback turtle
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Testudines
Family Dermochelyidae
Genus Dermochelys
Species Dermochelys coriacea
Taxonomic issues No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Scientific name authorship (Linnaeus, 1766)


Country Australia
State or Territory Queensland
Locality Bundaberg Coast, Wreck Rock area (presumed)
Latitude -24.316667
Longitude 151.966667
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Coordinate precision Unknown
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 76ab36e3-5f1c-4bcd-9c3f-bb46db57ce06
    Data Resource Queensland Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Dermochelys coriacea
    Coordinates -24.316667,151.966667
    Related records
    Record UUID 4a52dc28-084f-4520-aaeb-f904aee9bb2e
    Data Resource Queensland Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Dermochelys coriacea
    Coordinates -24.316667,151.966667
    Comments One of the collectors was null or unknown
    Occurrence was compared without date
    Coordinates were identical
    Record UUID 4454a620-7b53-41b7-8678-0976237a3a7b
    Data Resource Queensland Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Dermochelys coriacea
    Coordinates -24.316667,151.966667
    Collector []
    Comments Occurrence was compared without date
    Coordinates were identical
    Record UUID 8a1ed002-284d-4e96-8168-03fea2fb331e
    Data Resource Queensland Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Dermochelys coriacea
    Coordinates -24.316667,151.966667
    Comments One of the collectors was null or unknown
    Occurrence was compared without date
    Coordinates were identical

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Keppel Islands & Capricorn Bunker Reefs, Souther GBR
    CAPAD 2010 Marine Great Barrier Reef Coast
    CAPAD 2012 Marine Great Barrier Reef
    CAPAD 2014 Marine Great Barrier Reef
    CAPAD 2016 Marine Great Barrier Reef
    Directory of Important Wetlands Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Freshwater Eastern Australia Rivers & Streams
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Great Barrier Reef
    NRM Regions 2010 Burnett Mary
    NRM Regions 2014 Burnett Mary
    NRM Regions 2015 Burnett Mary
    NRM Regions 2017 Burnett Mary
    NRM Regions 2017 (Qld 2019) Burnett Mary
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Burnett Mary
    Freshwater Ecoregions of the World Eastern Coastal Australia
    IMCRA 4 Regions Central Eastern Shelf Transition
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Tweed-Moreton
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Inhabited treeless and barren lands
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Moisture is the main limit on crop growth. Growth index lowest in spring
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 11.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Tweed-Moreton
    States including coastal waters Queensland (including Coastal Waters)
    Local Government Areas PSMA 2018 GLADSTONE REGIONAL
    PSMA Localities (2018) DEEPWATER
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) BURNETT
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) BURNETT

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.4178
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 3.9461
    Endemism 0.011023801
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.011524984
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.2691
    Occurrence Density 1735.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 5.9591 index
    Species Richness 550.0 frequency
    Threatened communities (2008) 0.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.5462982
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 86.40714 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 80.78643 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 29.687143 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.5754779
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -0.7331597
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 27.417023 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 19.20107 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 17.160004 degrees C
    Aridity index - annual mean 0.67259675
    Aridity index - month max 1.389361
    Aridity index - month min 0.22615229
    Evaporation - annual mean 146.80342 (ml/5km x 5km pixel)
    Evaporation - month max 206.31485 mm
    Evaporation - month min 88.74924 mm
    Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.44 index
    Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.55142856 index
    Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.35 index
    Humidity - annual mean relative 80.040146 %
    Humidity - annual mean relative 3pm 73.656975 %
    Humidity - month max relative 85.018814 %
    Humidity - month max relative 3pm 76.05891 %
    Humidity - month min relative 71.25267 %
    Humidity - month min relative 3pm 71.25267 %
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 1018.3333 mm
    Precipitation - annual mean 99.0732 mm
    Precipitation - annual seasonality 1.2656366
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 131.5 mm
    Precipitation - driest month 33.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 8.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 122.666664 mm
    Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.5923148
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 47.5 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 421.66666 mm
    Precipitation - wettest month 219.46413 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 41.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 424.66666 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 18.5 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 22.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 21.8 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual max mean 25.688393 degrees C
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 22.3 degrees C
    Temperature - annual min mean 17.503393 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range 18.90866 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 17.366667 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest month min 11.989285 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 12.683333 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 17.816666 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 8.1 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 18.349998 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.47 %
    Temperature - month hottest maximum 29.348572 degrees C
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.1016667
    Temperature - warmest month min 21.997143 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 30.016666 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 26.083334 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 26.05 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 296.85226 km/day
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.18439089 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.20124611 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.18439089 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 1056.8065 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 1.0 km
    Water Observations From Space 97.297295 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.258225 Pascals
    Great Barrier Reef 100m DEM -0.2295428 m
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.52 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 8.2699995 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 1.89 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 7.6446996 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.1 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.0050000004 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 1.0 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.61 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.42 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 23.25 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.09 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.049999997 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 0.0 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -4.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 19.01 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 27.279999 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 23.704567 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.06497542 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.4376146 mg/m^3
    Population - density SLA 2006 p/sqkm) 1.4 people/km^2
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    Bulk density 1.3132491 Mg/m^3
    Carbon - organic -10518.88 %
    Clay % 12.357744 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 217.16666 mm/h
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.59
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 0.8
    Nutrient status 1.0333333 index
    Soil depth 0.7 m
    Soil pedality 1.692761
    Water stress index - month max 81.0
    Weathering Intensity V2 3.94902 Weathering Intensity Index
    Averaged Topographic Relief 76.333336 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -1.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.60695 degrees
    Topographic relief 32.76117 m
    Topographic slope (%) 2.716684 %
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.0502 EVI
    Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fPAR) 55.0 %
    Fractional Cover - Bare Soil (2012-03-05) 19.0 % Bare Soil
    Fractional Cover - Non-persistent Vegetation (2012-03-05) 40.0 % Non-persistent Vegetation
    Fractional Cover - Persistent Vegetation (2012-03-05) 41.0 % Persistent Vegetation
    Gross Primary Productivity (2012-03-13) 0.037 kg C/m^2
    Leaf Area Index (LAI) - 2012-03-05 1.8 m^2 plant / m^2 ground
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.2511 NDVI