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Occurrence record: Ichthyology:I.16493-022

Preserved specimen of Diaphus meadi Nafpaktitis, 1978 | Mead's Lanternfish recorded on 1971-03-25


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.16493-022
Other catalog numbers ecatalogue.irn:8026520; urn:catalog:AM:Ichthyology:I.16493-022
Occurrence ID
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Preparations ecatalogue.PreStorageMedium: "F";
Identified by Nafpaktitis, Dr B. G. - University of Southern California - Department of Biological Sciences
Identified date 1977
Collector Paxton, J.
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Sampling protocol 3M. IKMT
Date identified 1977
Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "N";


Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "N";
Occurrence date 1971-03-25
Sampling protocol 3M. IKMT
Date precision DAY
Event time 13:50


Scientific name Diaphus meadi
Supplied scientific name "Diaphus meadi Nafpaktitis, 1978"
Identified to rank species
Common name Mead's Lanternfish
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Myctophiformes
Family Myctophidae
Genus Diaphus
Species Diaphus meadi
Name match metric exactMatch
Accepted name Diaphus meadi Nafpaktitis, 1978
Scientific name authorship Nafpaktitis, 1978
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to Nafpaktitis, 1978


Country Australia
State or Territory New South Wales
Latitude -34.083
Supplied as: "-34.083"
Longitude 152.25
Supplied as: "152.250"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality 50 MLS OFF SYDNEY HEADS
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "[I.16493] Australia, New South Wales, 50 MLS OFF SYDNEY HEADS (34° 05' S, 152° 15' E) 25/03/1971 - 25/03/1971, FRV Kapala, Paxton et al(Collector), 3M. IKMT";
Coordinate precision 0.001
Coordinate uncertainty (in metres) 10000.0
Terrestrial false
Verbatim latitude 34° 5' S
Marine true
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 152° 15' E

Additional properties

dcterms:modified 2020/1/24
dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 1km-10km

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    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) 5.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Manning-Hawkesbury
    IGBP Land Cover vegetation classification scheme (2011) Water

    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 0.064843565
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Occurrence Density 111.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 4.461156 index
    Species Richness 93.0 frequency
    WorldClim 2.1: Temperature - annual mean 15.191667 °C
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 45691.797 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 109.0 km
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.17 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.4 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.25 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 3.9078999 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 7.3 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.009000001 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 0.81 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.63 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.559998 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 20.869999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.46 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.58 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 0.0 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -9.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 18.14 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 23.539999 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 21.04423 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.049325723 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.24116741 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 1429.9584 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -4004.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 22.752388 degrees