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Occurrence record: Invertebrates:F157381

Preserved specimen of Dictenophiura platyacantha McKnight, 2003 | Brittlestar recorded on 2007-11-06


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 Marine Invertebrates Collection
Supplied collection code "Invertebrates"
Catalog number F157381
Occurrence ID
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Preparations Wet|Unfixed ethanol|ethanol 70%
Identified by ["Dr Tim D. O'Hara"]
Identified date 2008
Sex Unknown
Individual count 1
License CC0
Supplied as
Rights holder Museums Victoria
Institution ID
Field number TAN0713 34BS07
Language en
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Supplied as present
Owner institution code NMV
Sampling protocol [Benthic sled]
Date identified 2008


Field number TAN0713 34BS07
Occurrence date 2007-11-06
Supplied date "2007-11-06T00:00:00\2007-11-06T00:00:00"
Sampling protocol ["Benthic sled"]
Event ID TAN0713 34BS07
Date precision DAY


Higher classification Animalia | Echinodermata | Asterozoa | Ophiuroidea | Ophiurida | Ophiurina | Ophiopyrgidae
Scientific name Dictenophiura platyacantha
Supplied scientific name "Dictenophiura platyacantha McKnight, 2003"
Identified to rank species
Common name Brittlestar
Supplied common name "Brittle Star"
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Family Ophiuridae
Supplied as "Ophiopyrgidae"
Genus Dictenophiura
Species Dictenophiura platyacantha
Name match metric exactMatch
Scientific name authorship McKnight, 2003
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Nomenclatural code ICZN


Higher geography Australia
Country Australia
Locality Gifford Seamount
Latitude -26.7338
Supplied as: "-26.7338"
Longitude 159.466
Supplied as: "159.466"
Datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "WGS84"
Verbatim locality Gifford Seamount
Minimum depth in metres 290
Maximum depth in metres 290
Coordinate precision Unknown
Terrestrial false
Marine true
Country Code AU

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    CAPAD 2012 Marine Gifford
    CAPAD 2014 Marine Gifford
    CAPAD 2016 Marine Gifford
    CAPAD 2018 Marine Gifford
    CAPAD 2020 Marine Gifford
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Marine NRM
    IMCRA 4 Regions Lord Howe Province
    Australia's network of Marine Parks Gifford Marine Park
    Continental Shelf Continental Shelf
    Exclusive Economic Zone Exclusive Economic Zone
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 81
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Seamount/guyot
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 2.00000000
    IGBP Land Cover vegetation classification scheme (2011) Water

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Endemism 0.09762034
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Occurrence Density 69.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 3.925155 index
    Species Richness 55.0 frequency
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 427519.72 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 534.0 km
    Great Barrier Reef 100m DEM -299.98425 m
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.17 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.1099997 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.29 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 3.0159 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 1.1 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.0 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.82 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.7 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.63 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 22.91 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.53 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.57 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 8.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature 8.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 20.38 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 25.49 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 23.071892 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.03334083 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.122637086 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 755.2917 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -299.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 3.0876477 degrees