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Occurrence record: Ichthyology:I.21368-031

Preserved specimen of Melamphaes suborbitalis (Gill, 1883) | Shoulderspine Bigscale recorded on 1979-11-28


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 Ichthyology Collection
Supplied collection code "Ichthyology"
Catalog number I.21368-031
Other catalog numbers ecatalogue.irn:8057778; urn:catalog:AM:Ichthyology:I.21368-031
Occurrence ID
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Preparations ecatalogue.PreStorageMedium: "F";
Identified by Parr, L
Identified date 1984
Associated Occurrence Status Representative record
Associated occurrences This record has 2 inferred associated occurrences
For more information see Inferred associated occurrence details
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Sampling protocol Engel midwater trawl
Associated records REPRESENTATIVE
Date identified 1984
Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "N";


Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "N";
Occurrence date 1979-11-28
Sampling protocol Engel midwater trawl
Date precision DAY
Event time 16:35


Scientific name Melamphaes suborbitalis
Supplied scientific name "Melamphaes suborbitalis (Gill, 1883)"
Identified to rank species
Common name Shoulderspine Bigscale
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Stephanoberyciformes
Family Melamphaidae
Genus Melamphaes
Species Melamphaes suborbitalis
Name match metric exactMatch
Accepted name Melamphaes suborbitalis (Gill, 1883)
Scientific name authorship (Gill, 1883)
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to (Gill, 1883)


Country Australia
State or Territory New South Wales
Latitude -33.066
Supplied as: "-33.066"
Longitude 153.133
Supplied as: "153.133"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality off Newcastle :
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "[I.21368] Australia, New South Wales, off Newcastle : (33° 07' S, 153° 11' E) 28/11/1979 - 28/11/1979, FRV Kapala, Paxton et al(Collector), Engel midwater trawl";
Coordinate precision 0.001
Coordinate uncertainty (in metres) 10000.0
Terrestrial false
Verbatim latitude 33° 4' 0" S
Marine true
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 153° 8' 0" E

Additional properties

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dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 1km-10km

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    Inferred associated occurrence details

    This record has been identified as the representative occurrence in a group of associated occurrences. This mean other records have been detected that seem to relate to this record and this particular record has the most detailed information on the occurrence. More information about the duplication detection methods and terminology in use is available here:

    Representative Record
    Record UUID aca6b06e-8744-441a-8a9e-93383a150545
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Melamphaes suborbitalis (Gill, 1883)
    Coordinates -33.066,153.133
    Related records
    Record UUID e011343a-ed65-45a5-b2bc-78c429a71d18
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Melamphaes suborbitalis (Gill, 1883)
    Coordinates -33.066,153.133
    Record UUID fa40fdfe-1f46-42cc-a876-1ec6b92777f8
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Melamphaes suborbitalis (Gill, 1883)
    Coordinates -33.066,153.133

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions South-east Australia
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Marine NRM
    IMCRA 4 Regions Central Eastern Province
    Continental Shelf Continental Shelf
    Exclusive Economic Zone Exclusive Economic Zone
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 81
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Slope
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 3.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Manning-Hawkesbury

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Endemism 0.056344848
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Occurrence Density 74.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 4.065119 index
    Species Richness 63.0 frequency
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 49232.777 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 96.0 km
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.19999999 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.6299996 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.42 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 3.4206 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 5.3 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity -0.003 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 1.0 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.649998 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.55 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 21.66 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.45 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 0.049999997 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 1.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature 4.9999997E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 18.89 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 24.519999 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 21.909634 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.046181403 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.218718 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 763.9167 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -4570.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 5.682585 degrees