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Occurrence record: Invertebrates - Marine & Other:J.23615

Preserved specimen of Dictenophiura platyacantha McKnight, 2003 | Brittlestar recorded on 1989-05-08


Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
Institution code Australian Museum
Supplied institution code "AM"
Collection Australian Museum Marine Invertebrate Collection
Supplied collection code "Invertebrates - Marine & Other"
Catalog number J.23615
Other catalog numbers ["ecatalogue.irn:1045379; urn:catalog:AM:Invertebrates - Marine & Other:J.23615"]
Occurrence ID - Marine & Other:J.23615
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Identified by ["O'Hara, Dr Tim D - Museum Victoria - Marine Invertebrates Laboratory"]
Identified date 2004
Collector ["Lowry, J.K.","Party"]
Supplied as "J.K. Lowry & party"
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Sampling protocol [2 m sled]
Date identified 2004


Occurrence date 1989-05-08
Sampling protocol ["2 m sled"]
Event ID
Date precision DAY


Scientific name Dictenophiura platyacantha
Supplied scientific name "Dictenophiura platyacantha McKnight, 2003"
Identified to rank species
Common name Brittlestar
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Ophiuroidea
Order Ophiurida
Family Ophiuridae
Genus Dictenophiura
Species Dictenophiura platyacantha
Name match metric exactMatch
Accepted name Dictenophiura platyacantha McKnight, 2003
Scientific name authorship McKnight, 2003
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to McKnight, 2003


Country Australia
Latitude -26.7545
Supplied as: "-26.75450"
Longitude 159.50983
Supplied as: "159.50983"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Gifford Guyot
Water body Tasman Sea
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "[FR0589-40] Tasman Sea, Gifford Guyot (26° 45' 16" S, 159° 30' 35" E) 08/05/1989 - 08/05/1989, 2 m sled";
Coordinate precision 0.00001
Coordinate uncertainty (in metres) 10000.0
Terrestrial false
Verbatim latitude 26° 45' 16.200" S
Marine true
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 159° 30' 35.400" E

Additional properties

dcterms:modified 2019/11/19
dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 1km-10km

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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 0.2879927
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Occurrence Density 31.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 3.2103913 index
    Species Richness 26.0 frequency
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 429349.66 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 533.0 km
    Great Barrier Reef 100m DEM -578.7642 m
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.16 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.0899997 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.26999998 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 3.0023 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 6.9 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.009000001 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 0.57 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.7 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.64 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 22.91 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.54 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.81 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature -0.0023 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -0.0032 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 20.359999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 25.449999 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 23.012005 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.03334083 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.122637086 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 960.8333 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -525.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 5.649884 degrees