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Occurrence record: Ichthyology:I.21370-026

Preserved specimen of Regalecus glesne Ascanius, 1772 | Oarfish recorded on 1979-11-29


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 Australian Museum Ichthyology Collection
Supplied collection code "Ichthyology"
Catalog number I.21370-026
Other catalog numbers ecatalogue.irn:8057848; urn:catalog:AM:Ichthyology:I.21370-026
Occurrence ID
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Preparations ecatalogue.PreStorageMedium: "F";
Identified by McGrouther, M
Identified date 1985
Collector Australian Museum
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Sampling protocol Midwater trawl
Date identified 1985
Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "N";


Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "N";
Occurrence date 1979-11-29
Sampling protocol Midwater trawl
Date precision DAY
Event time 4:30


Scientific name Regalecus glesne
Supplied scientific name "Regalecus glesne Ascanius, 1772"
Identified to rank species
Common name Oarfish
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Lampridiformes
Family Regalecidae
Genus Regalecus
Species Regalecus glesne
Name match metric exactMatch
Accepted name Regalecus glesne Ascanius, 1772
Scientific name authorship Ascanius, 1772
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to Ascanius, 1772


Country Australia
State or Territory New South Wales
Latitude -32.916
Supplied as: "-32.916"
Longitude 152.95
Supplied as: "152.950"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Off Newcastle
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "[I.21370] Australia, New South Wales, Off Newcastle (32° 55' S, 152° 57' E) 29/11/1979 - 29/11/1979, FRV Kapala, Paxton et al(Collector), Midwater trawl";
Coordinate precision 0.001
Coordinate uncertainty (in metres) 10000.0
Terrestrial false
Verbatim latitude 32° 55' S
Marine true
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 152° 57' E

Additional properties

dcterms:modified 2018/6/26
dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 1km-10km

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions South-east Australia
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Marine NRM
    IMCRA 4 Regions Central Eastern Province
    Continental Shelf Continental Shelf
    Exclusive Economic Zone Exclusive Economic Zone
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 81
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Slope
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 3.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Manning-Hawkesbury

    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 0.038241375
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.3794
    Occurrence Density 218.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 4.3673096 index
    Species Richness 111.0 frequency
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 36577.27 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 70.0 km
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.22999999 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.46 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.51 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 3.6552 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 3.6000001 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity -0.0050000004 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 0.48999998 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.66 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.55 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 21.68 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.43 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.87 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature -7.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -1.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 18.99 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 24.449999 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 21.990734 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.04926986 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.24524395 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 522.5417 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -2560.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 3.3024 degrees