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Occurrence record: Invertebrates:F263140

PreservedSpecimen of Meridiastra calcar | Eight-arm seastar recorded on 1980-03-08


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 F263140
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Preparations specimenNature=Whole;specimenForm=dry;storageMedium=dry
Collector Steuart, E. Frank
Supplied as "Frank E. Steuart"
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


Collecting date 1980-03-08
Supplied date "1980-03-08T00:00:00;1980-03-08T00:00:00"
Date precision Day


Higher classification Echinodermata;Asteroidea;Valvatida;Asterinidae
Scientific name Meridiastra calcar
Supplied scientific name "Patiriella calcar (Lamarck, 1816)"
Taxon rank species
Common name Eight-arm seastar
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Valvatida
Family Asterinidae
Genus Meridiastra
Supplied as "Patiriella"
Species Meridiastra calcar
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type wellformed
Scientific name authorship (Lamarck, 1816)
Nomenclatural code ICZN


Higher geography Australia, Tasmania
Country Australia
State / Province Tasmania
Locality Grassy Harbour, King Island.
Latitude -40.07
Longitude 144.05
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "WGS84"
Verbatim locality Grassy Harbour, King Island.
Coordinate precision Unknown
Biome Marine

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Type PhysicalObject

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Fallow practice - dominant (area) No cereal producers
    Fallow practice - dominant (number) No cereal producers
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Southern Australian Marine
    Irrigation practice - dominant No irrigation
    Land use Modified pastures
    NRM Regions 2010 North West
    NRM Regions 2014 North West TAS
    NRM Regions 2015 North West
    NRM Regions 2017 North West NRM Region
    Stubble practice - dominant (area) No cereal producers
    Stubble practice - dominant (number) No cereal producers
    Tillage practice - dominant (area) No cereal producers
    Tillage practice - dominant (number) No cereal producers
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 North West NRM Region
    Freshwater Ecoregions of the World Bass Strait Drainages
    IMCRA 4 Regions Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Otway
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Populated croplands
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Moisture availability high in winter-spring, moderate in summer, most plant growth in spring
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 57
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 4.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Western Bassian
    States including coastal waters Tasmania (including Coastal Waters)
    Vegetation - condition Removed
    Vegetation types - native Naturally bare - sand, rock, claypan
    Vegetation types - present Naturally bare - sand, rock, claypan, mudflats

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Area Management
    Beef numbers 861341.0 dse
    Dairy numbers 166998.0 dse
    Natural resource management expenditure 4058626.0 $
    Sheep numbers 24653.0 dse
    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.1624
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 2.2931
    Endemism 0.029864835
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.034046337
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.2867
    Migratory species (2008) 12.0 frequency
    Occurrence Density 9.790123 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 6.061627 index
    Species Richness 1.5802469 frequency
    Threatened species (2008) 8.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.96031004
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 2.1422083
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.21565746
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 103.435875 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 173.502 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 55.271 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.05 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.39499998 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.031 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 73.80417 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 33.003 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 1.1299869
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 0.94262594 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -0.94918483 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 0.3382782
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season 0.12933053
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season -1.9396778
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 119.736 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean -29.631706 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -136.08499 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 63.131 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 24.424 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 14.085584 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 4.8190002 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 17.247166 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 10.996833 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 12.914978 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 8.5460005 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 13.6779995 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 1.6600037 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 1.2619934 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 7.477997 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 6.2503304 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -2.0820007 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -1.4840088 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 5.048004 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 21.461 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 13.983 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 947.5 mm
    Precipitation - autumn 248.0 mm
    Precipitation - autumn reliability 0.0 %
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 361.25 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 8.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 127.5 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 39.0 mm
    Precipitation - spring 254.0 mm
    Precipitation - summer 144.0 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 128.25 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 31.5 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 363.5 mm
    Precipitation - winter 377.0 mm
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -5.7647915 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -131.7825 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 13.9 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 6.625 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 21.875 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 24.775 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 4.6 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 51.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 21.175001 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 6.2 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 13.425 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 13.175 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 7.75 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 10.725 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 6.25 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 16.425 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.4775 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 0.7875
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 20.875 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 16.475 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 10.725 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 181.47618 km/day
    Wind run - month max 203.37257 km/day
    Wind run - month min 159.28519 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 3.7216666 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 2.65 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 3.75 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 4.2 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 3.3 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 4.2 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 3.1 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 2.0 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 2.0 m/s
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.06 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.12727922 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.06 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 929.7383 m
    Remoteness index 15.84
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.291093 Pascals
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.08603826 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.6448554 mg/m^3
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.7107658
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.90000004
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.21565746
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 50.095726 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 9.616843 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -0.6850962 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -2.8643754E-14 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 63.96892
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 19.40917
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 7.179216 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 62.424896 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-1m Plant Available Water Capacity (250m raster) 64.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-30cm Bulk Density (250m raster) 0.87 Mg/m3
    ASRIS 0-30cm Clay Content (250m raster) 2.0 %
    Bouguer gravity anomalies 393.6312 Gal
    Bulk density 1.4553192 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon store pre-European 153.36577 kgC/ha
    Clay % 5.744681 %
    Erodibility 6.0 k factor
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 43.75 %
    Erosivity 889.0 MJ mm/ha/hr
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 187.5 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 10.0
    Lithology - age range 41.1 my
    Lithology - fertility 6.0 index
    Lithology - mean age 338.65 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 2.529751 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 1.6138418 log my
    Magnetic anomalies 465.0 nT
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.765
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 1.0
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.225
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.3225
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 37.75
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.3375
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 12996.898 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 83.63867 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 217.29446 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 1.0 index
    Pedality hydrological score 1.5117022
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 40.042458 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 2454.918 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 15.412438 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 1.0 m
    Soil pedality 1.5117022
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 1.8
    Topographic wetness index 2.651552
    Unreliable water retention parameters 0.0
    Water holding capacity 107000.0 mm
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 167.0 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 4.06418 Weathering Intensity Index
    Aspect 159.0 degrees
    Averaged Topographic Relief 53.333332 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 0.0 m
    Elevation 65.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 0.0
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Slope length 1000.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.1541461 degrees
    Topographic relief 33.24911 m
    Topographic roughness 71.49859 %
    Topographic slope (%) 3.815419 %
    Valley bottom % 0.0 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 0.0
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.0211 EVI
    Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fPAR) 22.0 %
    Gross Primary Productivity (2012-03-13) 0.0126 kg C/m^2
    Leaf Area Index (LAI) - 2012-03-05 0.3 m^2 plant / m^2 ground
    NPP Mean 21.0 tonnes/ha/yr
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.0964 NDVI
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 101.129036 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 199.70967 Day