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Occurrence record: Invertebrates:F236299

PreservedSpecimen of Coscinasterias muricata | eleven-arm starfish recorded on 2016-11-07


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 F236299
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Preparations specimenNature=Whole;specimenForm=wet;fixativeTreatment=Ethanol 95%;storageMedium=Ethanol 70%
Identified by Ms Lupita Bribiesca - University of Melbourne (The) and Museum Victoria
Identified date /11/2016
Collector Verbruggen, H.|The University of Melbourne|Dixon, K.|The University of Melbourne
Supplied as "H. Verbruggen - The University of Melbourne; K. Dixon - The University of Melbourne"
Individual count 1
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
Supplied as
Collection ID
Owner institution code NMV
Field number BBCW 2016 046
Rightsholder Museums Victoria
Sampling protocol hand, SCUBA
Dataset name Bush Blitz 2016 Mallacoota
Language en
Occurrence status present
Dataset ID Invertebrates
Institution ID NMV
Collection code Invertebrates
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided
Date identified /11/2016


Field number BBCW 2016 046
Collecting date 2016-11-07
Supplied date "2016-11-07T00:00:00;2016-11-15T00:00:00"
Sampling protocol hand, SCUBA
Date precision Day
Event ID BBCW 2016 046


Higher classification Echinodermata;Asteroidea;Forcipulatida;Asteriidae
Scientific name Coscinasterias muricata
Supplied scientific name "Coscinasterias muricata Verrill, 1867"
Taxon rank species
Common name eleven-arm starfish
Supplied common name "Eleven-armed Seastar"
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Forcipulatida
Family Asteriidae
Genus Coscinasterias
Species Coscinasterias muricata
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type wellformed
Scientific name authorship Verrill, 1867
Nomenclatural code ICZN


Higher geography Bass Strait, Australia, Victoria
Country Australia
State / Province Victoria
Locality Gabo Harbour North
Latitude -37.5495
Longitude 149.905
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "WGS84"
Verbatim locality Gabo Harbour North
Water body Bass Strait
Minimum depth in meters 0
Maximum depth in meters 3
Coordinate precision Unknown
Georeference sources Google Maps
Georeference protocol estimated from Google maps
Georeferenced by Dr Genefor Walker-Smith - Museums Victoria
Georeferenced date 2017-04-25
Supplied as 2017-04-25T00:00:00
Location ID Bush Blitz 2016 Mallacoota046
County East Gippsland
Biome Marine

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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:

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness
    Australian Coral Ecoregions South-east Australia
    NRM Regions 2010 East Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2014 East Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2015 East Gippsland
    NRM Regions 2017 East Gippsland
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 East Gippsland
    IMCRA 4 Regions Southeast Shelf Transition
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Twofold Shelf
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Wild woodlands
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Cooler end of the warm, wet sub-tropical climates��
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Shelf
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 3.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Cape Howe
    States including coastal waters Victoria (including Coastal Waters)
    Territorial Sea Territorial Sea

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Area Management
    Beef numbers 655602.0 dse
    Dairy numbers 189495.0 dse
    Natural resource management expenditure 3512158.0 $
    Sheep numbers 64608.0 dse
    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.5562
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 3.18
    Endemism 0.021919671
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.007640511
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.3689
    Migratory species (2008) 15.0 frequency
    Occurrence Density 92.50617 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 2.902769 index
    Species Richness 5.876543 frequency
    Threatened species (2008) 9.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.88137597
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 1.6619158
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.420866
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 102.9418 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 176.25667 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 43.24111 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.15 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.55 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.1 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - annual mean relative 3pm 87.61748 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - month max relative 3pm 88.39624 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - month min relative 3pm 86.38461 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 72.76417 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 50.197777 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.8875629
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 0.8706331 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -0.9886738 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 1.05937
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -0.12609677
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season 0.059076153
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 91.08889 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean -30.17764 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -95.88334 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 32.199997 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 24.05 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 15.533519 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 6.95 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 19.761019 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 12.614537 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 15.375549 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 8.352222 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 15.693333 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 1.6900024 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 1.7322388 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 7.918915 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 7.1464844 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -2.257782 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -2.217804 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 6.7189026 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 23.727777 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 17.0 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual 1059.0 mm
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 924.6667 mm
    Precipitation - autumn 251.0 mm
    Precipitation - autumn reliability 0.0 %
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 218.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 12.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 207.66667 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 15.0 mm
    Precipitation - spring 229.0 mm
    Precipitation - summer 213.0 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 208.33333 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 24.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 258.33334 mm
    Precipitation - winter 244.0 mm
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -42.32601 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -129.28745 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 15.4 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 8.833333 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 21.8 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 24.2 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 6.8 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 41.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 21.1 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 10.0 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 15.233334 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 15.666667 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 7.3333335 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 11.633333 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 7.0666666 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 18.9 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.45 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 0.9866667
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 23.0 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 18.9 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 15.033334 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 354.49432 km/day
    Wind run - month max 395.3461 km/day
    Wind run - month min 313.46606 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 6.766667 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 5.500457 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 6.95 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 7.7 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 6.2 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 7.7 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 5.7 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 4.8 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 4.8 m/s
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.031622775 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.25455844 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.031622775 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 924.1136 m
    Remoteness index 9.146599
    Water Observations From Space 92.59259 Percentage
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 16.246622 Degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.75268304
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.9
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.420866
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 76.98661 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 21.340166 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -0.71984375 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -2.8643754E-14 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 67.74147
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 37.87794
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 2.805926 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 33.671112 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    Bouguer gravity anomalies 430.11566 Gal
    Bulk density 1.6032902 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon store pre-European 277.2881 kgC/ha
    Clay % 28.933937 %
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 0.0 %
    Erosivity 1956.0 MJ mm/ha/hr
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 46.11111 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 10.0
    Lithology - age range 2.588 my
    Lithology - fertility 2.5 index
    Lithology - mean age 1.294 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 0.11193429 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 0.41296428 log my
    Magnetic anomalies 98.0 nT
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.73
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 0.9866667
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 0.99
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.33
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.38
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 35.0
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.38
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 23258.11 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 90.65082 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 170.53 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 1.05 index
    Pedality hydrological score 2.7292745
    Ph - soil 4.0 ph
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 31.47296 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 2960.2725 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 16.73048 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 0.9 m
    Soil pedality 2.7292745
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 1.0
    Topographic wetness index 3.784811
    Unreliable water retention parameters 38.88889
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 87.0 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 5.4413 Weathering Intensity Index
    Aspect 126.0 degrees
    Averaged Topographic Relief 297.16666 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec -3.0 m
    Elevation 7.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 0.0
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Slope length 1000.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.58707774 degrees
    Topographic relief 0.2977187 m
    Topographic roughness 12.88985 %
    Topographic slope (%) 0.3775004 %
    Valley bottom % 12.5 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 2.815578
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.106 EVI
    Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fPAR) 30.0 %
    Gross Primary Productivity (2012-03-13) 0.0 kg C/m^2
    Leaf Area Index (LAI) - 2012-03-05 0.6 m^2 plant / m^2 ground
    NDVI Mean 82.0 NDVI x 100
    NPP Mean 7.0 tonnes/ha/yr
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.358 NDVI
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 94.64706 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 167.58824 Day