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Occurrence record: Ichthyology:H 1290-19

Preserved specimen of Bathyclupea gracilis Fowler, 1938 | Slender Deepsea Herring recorded on 1985-12-02


Data partner Ocean Biodiversity Information System
Data resource Australian National Fish Collection
Institution code Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Supplied institution code "CSIRO"
Collection Australian National Fish Collection
Supplied collection code "Ichthyology"
Catalog number H 1290-19
Occurrence ID 1290-19
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Identified by W White
Identified date 2012-09-13
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
Field number SO0685 60
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Supplied as present
Organism quantity 6.0
Supplied as 6
Organism quantity type individual
Associated records ASSOCIATED
Date identified 2012-09-13
Identification remarks 3s - Identification made with high confidence to genus but less so to species - identification resulting from the examination of the specimen


Field number SO0685 60
Identification remarks 3s - Identification made with high confidence to genus but less so to species - identification resulting from the examination of the specimen
Occurrence date 1985-12-02
Date precision DAY


Scientific name Bathyclupea gracilis
Identified to rank species
Common name Slender Deepsea Herring
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Bathyclupeidae
Genus Bathyclupea
Species Bathyclupea gracilis
Scientific name ID
Name match metric exactMatch
Scientific name authorship Fowler, 1938
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC


Country Australia
State or Territory Queensland
Supplied as: "Qld"
Locality E of Flinders Reefs, Queensland Plateau
Latitude -17.635
Supplied as: "-17.635"
Longitude 149.39
Supplied as: "149.39"
Datum EPSG:4326
Minimum depth in metres 600
Maximum depth in metres 604
Coordinate precision Unknown
Coordinate uncertainty (in metres) 100.0
Terrestrial false
Marine true
Country Code AU
Footprint well known text LINESTRING (149.39 -17.635, 149.386666666667 -17.58)

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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 43675f6e-1df4-46db-af67-39c6986658df
    Data Resource CSIRO Ichthyology provider for OZCAM
    Coordinates -17.635,149.39
    Related records
    Record UUID 79357b1f-fae8-4b74-9786-6bb62f6da48e
    Data Resource
    Raw Scientific Name Bathyclupea gracilis
    Coordinates -17.635,149.39

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Coral Sea
    CAPAD 2012 Marine Coral Sea
    CAPAD 2014 Marine Coral Sea
    CAPAD 2016 Marine Coral Sea
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Great Barrier Reef
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Marine NRM
    IMCRA 4 Regions Northeast Province
    Australia's network of Marine Parks Coral Sea Marine Park
    Continental Shelf Continental Shelf
    Exclusive Economic Zone Exclusive Economic Zone
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 71
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Plateau
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 9.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Coral Sea

    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 0.034475338
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Occurrence Density 26.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 2.8315444 index
    Species Richness 19.0 frequency
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 323445.53 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 274.0 km
    Great Barrier Reef 100m DEM -610.74695 m
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.5 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 4.29 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 2.79 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 2.195 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.5 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.002 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.77 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.39 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.14 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 26.26 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 34.89 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 0.63 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 0.0 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -2.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 24.06 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 28.349998 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 26.517189 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.028605685 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.08783071 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 73.666664 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -633.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.30000988 degrees