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Occurrence record: Molluscs:MO19673

PreservedSpecimen of Conus (Virroconus) chaldaeus | Astrologer'sp. Cone


Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Queensland Museum provider for OZCAM
Institution code Queensland Museum
Supplied institution code "QM"
Collection code Queensland Museum Molluscs
Catalog number MO19673
Other catalog numbers 1788547
Occurrence ID
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "Preserved specimen"
Preparations Dry
Individual count 1
License CC-BY
Sampling protocol Hand
Occurrence status present
Collection code Molluscs
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided


Sampling protocol Hand
Date precision Not Supplied


Scientific name Conus (Virroconus) chaldaeus
Supplied scientific name "Conus chaldaeus"
Taxon rank species
Common name Astrologer'sp. Cone
Supplied common name "Chaldean Cone"
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Gastropoda
Order Hypsogastropoda
Supplied as "Neogastropoda"
Family Conidae
Genus Conus
Species Conus chaldaeus
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Scientific name authorship (Röding, 1798)


Country Australia
Supplied as "23"
State / Province Queensland
Supplied as: "4"
Locality Archer Point, S of Cooktown, FN Qld
Latitude -15.6
Longitude 145.333333
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Coordinate precision 1
Coordinate uncertainty in meters 1000.0
Biome Marine

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Central & North GBR
    Australian Tropical Savanna Australian Tropical Savanna
    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 - Marine Great Barrier Reef
    NRM Regions 2010 Cape York
    NRM Regions 2014 Cape York
    NRM Regions 2015 Cape York
    NRM Regions 2017 Cape York
    NRM Regions 2017 (Qld 2019) Cape York
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Cape York
    IMCRA 4 Regions Northeast Shelf Province
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Wet Tropic Coast
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Wild woodlands
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Moisture and temperature regime supports growth for 8���9 months of the year, with a 3���4 month dry season
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 71
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Shelf
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 13.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Central and Southern Great Barrier Reef
    States including coastal waters Queensland (including Coastal Waters)
    Territorial Sea Territorial Sea
    Local Government Areas PSMA 2018 COOK SHIRE
    PSMA Localities (2018) COOKTOWN
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) COOK
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) COOK

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.5939
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 4.6624
    Endemism 0.02177563
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.025279222
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.2691
    Occurrence Density 864.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 5.593339 index
    Species Richness 372.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 1.0495042
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 3.0573351
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.06792925
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 150.85472 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 190.17334 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 113.78333 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.57 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.31833333 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.5083333 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 158.71916 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 12.918333 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.14442803
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 4.708495 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -5.601806 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 9.319747
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -5.866624
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season 8.241895
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 441.61166 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean 7.8644447 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -177.255 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 297.16833 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 25.816666 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 19.020695 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 14.65 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 29.671389 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 22.669582 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 13.356659 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 19.056667 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 26.168333 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 1.851654 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 1.7133179 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 7.583313 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 7.001798 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -1.4933167 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -2.130005 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 5.8299866 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 32.413334 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 25.035 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 2000.0 mm
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 113.5 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 4.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 76.5 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 92.5 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 959.5 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 108.5 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 1179.5 mm
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -14.723175 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -192.2056 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 18.9 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 16.2 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 20.3 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 26.1 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 14.2 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 18.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 20.7 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 18.3 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 25.5 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 13.45 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 18.349998 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 22.5 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 6.95 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 24.3 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.52 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 0.72
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 31.8 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 27.9 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 27.4 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 318.92053 km/day
    Wind run - month max 395.88522 km/day
    Wind run - month min 227.63957 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 5.858333 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 4.883333 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 6.6499996 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 7.2 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 6.1 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 7.2 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 4.5 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 3.4 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 3.4 m/s
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.11313708 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.17999999 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.11313708 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 1497.8967 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 1.0 km
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    Great Barrier Reef 100m DEM -3.537658 m
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.78999996 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.87 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 5.73 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 3.9443 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.3 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.012 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 1.0 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.52 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.13 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 25.97 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 34.73 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 0.099999994 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 0.0 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -0.0011 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 22.97 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 28.84 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 26.124767 Degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.63770306
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.90000004
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.06792925
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 88.83691 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 22.254457 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -0.7121478 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -2.8643754E-14 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 57.393276
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 6.1136327
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 65.16818 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 311.6127 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    Bouguer gravity anomalies 322.29916 Gal
    Bulk density 1.5353614 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon store pre-European 94.079636 kgC/ha
    Clay % 41.5139 %
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 18.75 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 33.5 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 7.55
    Lithology - age range 56.8 my
    Lithology - fertility 6.0 index
    Lithology - mean age 387.6 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 2.5883837 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 1.7543483 log my
    Magnetic anomalies 21.0 nT
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.665
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 0.55
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 1.0
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.08
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.15
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 55.5
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.88
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 8050.4727 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 41.593857 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 122.57519 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 1.625 index
    Pedality hydrological score 3.4941254
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 22.493616 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 1172.3907 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 7.631263 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 1.0 m
    Soil pedality 3.4941254
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 1.5
    Topographic wetness index 2.298913
    Unreliable water retention parameters 38.5
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 92.5 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 7.0 Weathering Intensity Index
    Averaged Topographic Relief 227.91667 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec -3.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 0.0
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 1.7522346 degrees
    Topographic relief 22.54498 m
    Topographic roughness 100.5033 %
    Topographic slope (%) 3.410198 %
    Valley bottom % 0.0 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 0.0
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.0106 EVI
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.2173 NDVI
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 64.48387 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 95.0 Day