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Occurrence record: DNA Laboratory:Z21128

Material Sample of Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928 | Soft Lanternfish recorded on 2011-08-09


Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Museums Victoria provider for OZCAM
Institution code Museums Victoria
Supplied institution code "NMV"
Collection Museums Victoria DNA Laboratory
Supplied collection code "DNA Laboratory"
Catalog number Z21128
Occurrence ID Laboratory:MaterialSample:Z21128
Record type Material Sample
Supplied basis "MaterialSample"
Preparations tissue, muscle | Frozen | ethanol 100% | ethanol 100%, absolute | Muscle | ethanol, absolute | -196°C
Identified by Dr Adrian Flynn - University of Queensland & Museum Victoria
Identified date /10/2011
Collector French Research Institute for Development
Individual count 1
Associated Occurrence Status Representative record
Associated occurrences This record has 1 inferred associated occurrences
For more information see Inferred associated occurrence details
Associated occurrences source specimen NMV:Ichthyology:A26572-1
License CC0
Supplied as
Institution ID
Related resource id
Field number NEC 1009 M012
Language en
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Supplied as present
Relationship of resource same individual
Owner institution code NMV
Sampling protocol trawl, midwater
Associated records REPRESENTATIVE
Disposition In collection
Dataset DNA Laboratory
Date identified /10/2011


Field number NEC 1009 M012
Occurrence date 2011-08-09
Supplied date "2011-08-09T10:25:00\2011-08-09T11:53:00"
Sampling protocol trawl, midwater
Date precision DAY
Event time 10:25:00\11:53:00


Higher classification Animalia | Chordata | Craniata | Gnathostomata | Actinopterygii | Myctophiformes | Myctophidae
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
Scientific name authorship Tåning, 1928
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Nomenclatural code ICZN


Higher geography Southwest Pacific Ocean
Country New Caledonia
Locality Coral Sea, NE of Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia
Latitude -17.9825
Supplied as: "-17.9825"
Longitude 159.987
Supplied as: "159.987"
Datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "WGS84"
Verbatim locality Coral Sea, NE of Chesterfield Islands, New Caledonia
Water body Southwest Pacific Ocean
Minimum depth in metres 490
Coordinate precision Unknown
Georeference sources GPS
Georeference protocol gps original
Terrestrial false
Marine true
Country Code NC

Additional properties

blocked Available for loan
material sample type Tissue
preparation materials ethanol 100% | ethanol, absolute
preservation temperature -196°C
preservation type ethanol 100% | ethanol 100%, absolute | ethanol, absolute

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    Inferred associated occurrence details

    This record has been identified as the representative occurrence in a group of associated occurrences. This mean other records have been detected that seem to relate to this record and this particular record has the most detailed information on the occurrence. More information about the duplication detection methods and terminology in use is available here:

    Representative Record
    Record UUID 4c05c2c0-09e0-4912-ac0d-1327d72ba8dc
    Data Resource Museums Victoria provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928
    Coordinates -17.9825,159.987
    Related records
    Record UUID ce505f91-b4b0-4673-870c-538cba49394f
    Data Resource Museums Victoria provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928
    Coordinates -17.9825,159.987

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Coral Sea
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 71
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 9.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World New Caledonia

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Endemism 0.030153578
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Occurrence Density 43.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 2.978922 index
    Species Richness 24.0 frequency
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 1358415.4 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 125.0 km
    Great Barrier Reef 100m DEM -4143.606 m
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.44 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 4.08 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 1.4499999 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 1.7978 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.7 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity -0.0050000004 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 0.95 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.21 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.01 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 26.3 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 34.77 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 0.31 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature -2.9999999E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature 2.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 24.269999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 28.349998 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 26.537628 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.029777184 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.09210341 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 108.708336 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -3981.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.4063084 degrees