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Occurrence record: Ichthyology:H6021-25

Preserved specimen of Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928 | Soft Lanternfish recorded on 2003-05-18


Data partner CSIRO National Fish Collection
Data resource CSIRO Ichthyology provider for OZCAM
Institution code Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Supplied institution code "CSIRO"
Collection Australian National Fish Collection
Supplied collection code "Ichthyology"
Catalog number H6021-25
Other catalog numbers H 6021-25
Occurrence ID
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Identified by J Paxton
Identified date 20 May 2003
Associated Occurrence Status Associated record
Associated occurrences The occurrence is associated with a representative record.
For more information see Inferred associated occurrence details
License CC-BY
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Supplied as present
Sampling protocol midwater trawl
Associated records ASSOCIATED
Identification verification status 1p
Date identified 2003-05-20
Supplied as 20 May 2003


Occurrence date 2003-05-18
Sampling protocol midwater trawl
Verbatim event date 18 May 2003
Date precision DAY


Scientific name Diaphus mollis
Identified to rank species
Common name Soft Lanternfish
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Myctophiformes
Family Myctophidae
Genus Diaphus
Species Diaphus mollis
Name match metric exactMatch
Scientific name authorship Tåning, 1928
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC


Country Australia
Latitude -26.52366
Supplied as: "-26.52366"
Longitude 166.57366
Supplied as: "166.57366"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality state_territory: Tasman Sea; locality: Norfolk Ridge;
Water body Tasman Sea
Minimum depth in metres 2000
Maximum depth in metres 0
Coordinate precision 1e-05
Coordinate uncertainty (in metres) 5.0
Terrestrial false
Verbatim latitude start_lat: 26 31.42 S; finish_lat: 26 32.77 S;
Marine true
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude start_lon: 166 34.42 E; finish_lon: 166 26.88 E;
Footprint well known text LINESTRING (166.57366 -26.52366, 166.44799 -26.54616)

Additional properties

dcterms:modified 2010-09-6
dcterms:rights holder CSIRO
dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim modified 6 Sep 2010

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    Inferred associated occurrence details

    This record is associated with the representative record. This mean another record has been detected to be similar to this record, and that the other record (the representative record) has the most detailed information for the occurrence. More information about the duplication detection methods and terminology in use is available here:

    Representative Record
    Record UUID 8378b4c6-d4ec-4cbd-b32f-0f7ec6d8f632
    Data Resource
    Raw Scientific Name Diaphus mollis
    Coordinates -26.52367,166.57367
    Related records
    Record UUID c1c88f3f-93e1-491f-b276-01a2f4ccaedb
    Data Resource CSIRO Ichthyology provider for OZCAM
    Coordinates -26.52366,166.57366
    Record UUID ded53b70-6a1f-432e-8508-8af945d5929b
    Data Resource Museums Victoria provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Diaphus mollis Tåning, 1928
    Coordinates -26.5236,166.574

    Additional political boundaries information

    IMCRA 4 Regions Norfolk Island Province
    Continental Shelf Continental Shelf
    Exclusive Economic Zone Exclusive Economic Zone
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 81
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Basin
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 1.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Endemism 0.07115281
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Occurrence Density 151.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 4.3411894 index
    Species Richness 88.0 frequency
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 1128156.4 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 314.0 km
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.26999998 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.23 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.41 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 3.4385998 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.8 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.008 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 1.0 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.8 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.66 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 22.6 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.53 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 0.049999997 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 2.9999999E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -4.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 19.91 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 25.14 100 x degrees C
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -3604.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 2.9863415 degrees