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Occurrence record: Invertebrates:F72120

PreservedSpecimen of Plectaster decanus | Seastar recorded on 1891-01-24


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 code Museums Victoria Marine Invertebrates Collection
Catalog number F72120
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Preparations specimenForm=Wet;storageMedium=ethanol 70%
Identified by Arthur A. Livingstone
Identified date 1935
Collector Bracebridge-Wilson, J.
Supplied as "J Bracebridge-Wilson"
Sex Unknown
Individual count 1
License CC-BY
Supplied as
Collection ID
Owner institution code NMV
Rightsholder Museums Victoria
Language en
Occurrence status present
Dataset ID Invertebrates
Institution ID NMV
Collection code Invertebrates
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided
Date identified 1935


Collecting date 1891-01-24
Supplied date "1891-01-24T00:00:00;1891-01-24T00:00:00"
Date precision Day


Higher classification Echinodermata;Asteroidea;Spinulosida;Echinasteridae
Scientific name Plectaster decanus
Supplied scientific name "Plectaster decanus (Müller & Troschel, 1843)"
Taxon rank species
Common name Seastar
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Spinulosida
Family Echinasteridae
Genus Plectaster
Species Plectaster decanus
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type wellformed
Scientific name authorship (Müller & Troschel, 1843)
Nomenclatural code ICZN


Higher geography Australia, Victoria
Country Australia
State / Province Victoria
Locality Sorrento
Latitude -38.33
Longitude 144.75
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "WGS84"
Verbatim locality Sorrento
Coordinate precision Unknown
Biome Marine

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions South-east Australia
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Southern Australian Marine
    NRM Regions 2010 Port Phillip and Western Port
    NRM Regions 2014 Port Phillip and Western Port
    NRM Regions 2015 Port Phillip and Western Port
    NRM Regions 2017 Port Phillip and Western Port
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Port Phillip and Western Port
    IMCRA 4 Regions Bass Strait Shelf Province
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Victorian Embayments
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Moisture availability high in winter-spring, moderate in summer, most plant growth in spring
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 57
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Shelf
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 6.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Bassian
    States including coastal waters Victoria (including Coastal Waters)

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Area Management
    Natural resource management expenditure - additional 1.0 $/ha
    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.9488
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 3.171
    Endemism 0.05132461
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.022634465
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.2691
    Occurrence Density 48.93827 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 2.8220043 index
    Species Richness 7.691358 frequency
    Threatened communities (2008) 0.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.6129133
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 1.3451191
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.18232279
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 112.16153 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 190.935 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 48.316666 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.07 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.34 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.05 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - annual mean relative 3pm 80.82587 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - month max relative 3pm 85.2629 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - month min relative 3pm 77.58488 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 52.736458 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 30.11 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 1.1145395
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 0.40783873 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -0.37716752 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 0.62980705
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season 0.11380605
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season -0.5828387
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 64.99167 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean -59.425068 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -148.45999 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 16.675003 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 24.92 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 15.285208 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 5.8025002 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 19.318819 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 11.472013 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 16.665833 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 7.7275 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 14.2125 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 2.060028 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 1.5141602 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 8.816681 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 7.846807 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -2.7816467 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -2.1650085 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 6.36499 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 24.393333 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 15.576667 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 705.1429 mm
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 212.14285 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 8.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 124.0 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 21.0 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 124.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 18.285715 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 213.42857 mm
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -46.295147 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -154.9641 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 15.071429 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 7.3714285 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 22.057142 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 25.057142 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 5.5 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 46.142857
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 22.057142 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 10.471429 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 14.3714285 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 16.657143 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 6.7 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 10.571428 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 7.5714283 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 18.285715 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.45285714 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.0485713
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 23.357143 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 18.285715 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 11.2 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 336.1142 km/day
    Wind run - month max 395.08762 km/day
    Wind run - month min 290.65094 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 5.9759083 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 5.656136 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 6.397972 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 6.4271226 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 6.368821 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 6.4271226 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 5.541698 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 4.9271226 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 4.9271226 m/s
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.15231545 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 1.1244998 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.15231545 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 5077.5293 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 2.0 km
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 2.913401 Pascals
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.17 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 8.57 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.26 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 8.9424 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.0 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.002 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 0.0 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.68 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.59 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 15.65 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.51 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 1.0 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 11.46 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 20.029999 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 15.848883 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.18795006 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 2.546873 mg/m^3
    Disadvantaged 999.06 points (mean=1000)
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.5844804
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.9
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.18232279
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 112.24056 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 40.94636 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -1.1082268 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -0.19324666 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 52.603237
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 16.40905
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    Bouguer gravity anomalies -224.98486 Gal
    Bulk density 1.4 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon - organic 311.62857 %
    Carbon store pre-European 56.64165 kgC/ha
    Clay % 5.0 %
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 75.0 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 299.99994 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 9.999998
    Lithology - age range 2.588 my
    Lithology - fertility 2.0 index
    Lithology - mean age 1.294 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 0.11193429 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 0.41296428 log my
    Magnetic anomalies -14.0 nT
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.67
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 0.95142853
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 0.99857146
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 0.99142855
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.18714286
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.24285714
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 45.857143
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.24285714
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 4805.056 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 49.8032 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 43.16433 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 1.0 index
    Pedality hydrological score 50.0
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 7.934284 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 746.6721 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 9.154613 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 0.4 m
    Soil pedality 1.0
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 2.0
    Topographic wetness index 4.34943
    Unreliable water retention parameters 0.0
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 72.0 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 4.21088 Weathering Intensity Index
    Averaged Topographic Relief 57.666668 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 0.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 0.0
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.4392627 degrees
    Topographic relief 30.67957 m
    Topographic roughness 98.27925 %
    Topographic slope (%) 2.919899 %
    Valley bottom % 0.0 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 0.0
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.0343 EVI
    Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fPAR) 10.0 %
    Gross Primary Productivity (2012-03-13) 0.0 kg C/m^2
    Leaf Area Index (LAI) - 2012-03-05 0.2 m^2 plant / m^2 ground
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.3793 NDVI
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 148.07692 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 162.23077 Day