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Occurrence record: OtherInverts:G212327

PreservedSpecimen of Meridiastra calcar | Eight-arm seastar recorded on 1988-02-06


Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Queensland Museum provider for OZCAM
Institution code Queensland Museum
Supplied institution code "QM"
Collection code Queensland Museum Other Invertebrates
Catalog number G212327
Other catalog numbers 2014511
Occurrence ID
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "Preserved specimen"
Preparations Spirit
License CC-BY
Occurrence status present
Collection code OtherInverts
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided


Collecting date 1988-02-06
Date precision Day


Scientific name Meridiastra calcar
Supplied scientific name "Patiriella calcar"
Taxon rank species
Common name Eight-arm seastar
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Valvatida
Family Asterinidae
Genus Meridiastra
Supplied as "Patiriella"
Species Meridiastra calcar
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Higher taxon match
The match is based on the higher level classification.
Name parse type wellformed
Scientific name authorship (Lamarck, 1816)


Country Australia
State / Province New South Wales
Locality Wollongong (C)
Locality Belmore Basin, headland, rock platform; Wollongong
Latitude -34.417778
Longitude 150.901111
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Minimum depth in meters 0m
Coordinate precision 0.00001
Coordinate uncertainty in meters 50.0
Biome Terrestrial

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Fallow practice - dominant (area) No practices
    Fallow practice - dominant (number) No practices
    GER Illawarra to Shoalhaven GER Illawarra to Shoalhaven
    GER National Corridor GER National Corridor
    GER Standard Boundary GER Standard Boundary
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Freshwater Eastern Australia Rivers & Streams
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Terrestrial Eastern Asutralia Temperate Forests
    Great Eastern Ranges Initiative GER Great Eastern Ranges Initiative
    Irrigation practice - dominant No irrigation
    Land use Urban intensive uses
    NRM Regions 2010 Southern Rivers
    NRM Regions 2014 South East NSW
    NRM Regions 2015 South East NSW
    NRM Regions 2017 South East NSW
    Stubble practice - dominant (area) No practices reported
    Stubble practice - dominant (number) No practices reported
    Tillage practice - dominant (area) No practices
    Tillage practice - dominant (number) No practices
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 South East NSW
    Freshwater Ecoregions of the World Eastern Coastal Australia
    IBRA 6 Regions Sydney Basin
    IBRA 6 Sub Regions Illawarra
    IBRA 7 Regions Sydney Basin
    IBRA 7 Subregions Illawarra
    Terrestrial Ecoregional Boundaries Eastern Australian Temperate Forests
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Urban
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Cooler end of the warm, wet sub-tropical climates��
    Koppen Climate Classification (All Classes) Temperate: no dry season (warm summer)
    Koppen Climate Classification (Major Classes) Temperate
    Drainage Divisions Level 1 South East Coast (NSW)
    Drainage Divisions Level 2 WOLLONGONG COAST
    River Regions WOLLONGONG COAST
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 81
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Manning-Hawkesbury
    States including coastal waters New South Wales (including Coastal Waters)
    ASGS Australian States and Territories New South Wales
    Australian States and Territories New South Wales
    Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries Cunningham
    Local Government Areas 2011 Wollongong (C)
    Local Government Areas 2012 deprecated Wollongong - Inner
    Local Government Areas PSMA 2018 WOLLONGONG CITY COUNCIL
    NSW Local Land Services Regions South East
    PSMA ABS Census Indigenous Language Speakers by Area - I01B (2016) 28
    PSMA ABS Census Selected Person Characteristics by Indigenous Status by Area - I01A (2016) 5349
    PSMA ABS Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (2016) REST OF NSW
    PSMA ABS SA2 Statistical Areas (2016) WOLLONGONG - EAST
    PSMA ABS SA3 Statistical Areas (2016) WOLLONGONG
    PSMA ABS SA4 Statistical Areas (2016) ILLAWARRA
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2016) CUNNINGHAM
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2018) CUNNINGHAM
    PSMA Indigenous Areas (2016) WOLLONGONG
    PSMA Indigenous Locations (2016) WOLLONGONG
    PSMA Indigenous Regions (2016) SYDNEY - WOLLONGONG
    PSMA Localities (2018) WOLLONGONG
    PSMA Remoteness Areas (2016) Major Cities of Australia
    PSMA Section of State (2016) MAJOR URBAN
    PSMA Section of State Range (2016) 250,000 TO 999,999
    PSMA Significant Urban Area (2016) WOLLONGONG
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
    PSMA States (2016) NEW SOUTH WALES
    PSMA Urban Centre and Locality (2016) WOLLONGONG
    Statistical Local Areas Wollongong (C) - Inner
    World Country Boundaries Australia
    Sensitive Data Layers
    Phylloxera Infection Zone - Sydney, New South Wales Sydney Phylloxera Zone
    Geological Regions of Australia Sydney Region
    Surface Geology of Australia Pssu
    Physiographic Provinces of Australia Macquarie Uplands Province
    Physiographic Regions 2011 Hawkesbury-Shoalhaven Plateaus
    Australia's Indigenous forest estate (2013) v2.0 Non-Indigenous, Non forest
    Forests of Australia (2013) v2.0 Non Forest
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Groups Cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Subgroups Cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings
    Tenure of Australia's forests (2013) v2.0 Private Freehold
    Vegetation types - native Eucalypt tall open forests
    Vegetation types - present cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Area Management
    Beef numbers 0.0 dse
    Dairy numbers 0.0 dse
    Natural resource management expenditure 8423754.0 $
    Sheep numbers 0.0 dse
    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 1.0953
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 4.9406
    Endemism 0.042229313
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.022666087
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.4792
    Migratory species (2008) 14.0 frequency
    Occurrence Density 205.71605 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 4.826957 index
    Species Richness 19.407408 frequency
    Threatened species (2008) 9.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.69715226
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month max 1.202275
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - month min 0.34437245
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - annual mean 145.61714 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month max 214.76154 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 81.23385 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.26846156 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.53923076 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.19461538 index
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - annual mean relative 3pm 75.60852 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - month max relative 3pm 78.03205 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Humidity - month min relative 3pm 72.57549 %
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 94.597374 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 47.225384 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 0.63513416
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - max difference between successive months 1.4615136 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - min difference between successive months -1.5095716 mm/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - solstice seasonality ratio 1.7344435
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season -0.57199913
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - summer or winter season 0.73073834
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - wettest month 147.25461 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - annual mean -51.019775 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month max -140.00615 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation deficit - month min 18.479225 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - max month precipitation modified 24.686924 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - mean annual precipitation modified 16.155321 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Radiation - min month precipitation modified 8.181539 MJ/m2/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 23.139166 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 14.26 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 17.900757 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coldest month min 9.025385 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - coolest month max 18.156155 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in max 2.0230713 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max difference in min 2.3554077 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - max month diurnal range 10.4192505 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - mean annual diurnal range 8.879173 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in max -2.6777039 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min difference in min -2.6261292 degrees C/day
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - min month diurnal range 7.4969482 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - month hottest maximum 26.926153 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - warmest month min 19.206154 degrees C
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 1193.2 mm
    Precipitation - autumn reliability 25.0 %
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 224.2 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 12.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 194.4 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 28.0 mm
    Precipitation - spring 248.0 mm
    Precipitation - spring reliability 35.0 %
    Precipitation - summer reliability 38.0 %
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 369.6 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 34.6 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 407.4 mm
    Precipitation - winter reliability 16.0 %
    Precipitation deficit - annual mean -32.887432 mm
    Precipitation deficit - month max -119.74855 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 16.04 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - coldest quarter (Bio27) 10.1 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - driest quarter (Bio25) 12.74 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - highest period (Bio21) 24.94 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - lowest period (Bio22) 7.9 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 35.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 20.74 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - wettest quarter (Bio24) 17.0 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 17.54 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 17.82 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 8.1 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 13.26 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 8.66 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 13.88 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.49 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.124
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 25.9 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 21.640001 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 20.76 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 308.2492 km/day
    Wind run - month max 336.6137 km/day
    Wind run - month min 278.52136 km/day
    Wind speed - annual mean 3pm 6.388086 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am 4.828085 m/s
    Wind speed - annual mean 9am or 3pm 6.212262 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 3pm 7.2306643 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am 5.1938605 m/s
    Wind speed - month max 9am or 3pm 7.2306643 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 3pm 5.430664 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am 4.316797 m/s
    Wind speed - month min 9am or 3pm 4.316797 m/s
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.070710674 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.089999996 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.070710674 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 1106.8396 m
    Remoteness index 0.11
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 19.188992 Degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - annual mean 0.6929746
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month max 0.9
    2030A1BMk35M: Crop factor - month min 0.34437245
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month max 99.121735 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month mean 29.741705 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water deficit - month min 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - annual mean -1.2209924 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month max -0.30092508 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water potential - month min -1.5 MPa
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - annual mean 62.367718
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 80.99999
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month min 30.99352
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - annual mean 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month max 0.0 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Water surplus - month min 0.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-1m Plant Available Water Capacity (250m raster) 147.0 mm
    ASRIS 0-30cm Bulk Density (250m raster) 1.3 Mg/m3
    ASRIS 0-30cm Clay Content (250m raster) 5.0 %
    Bouguer gravity anomalies 245.0279 Gal
    Bulk density 1.3223851 Mg/m^3
    Calcrete 0.0 presence
    Carbon store pre-European 94.656136 kgC/ha
    Clay % 33.85572 %
    Erodibility 22.0 k factor
    Erosional surfaces - proportion 56.25 %
    Erosivity 4380.0 MJ mm/ha/hr
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 108.82051 mm/h
    Hydrological conductivity - uncertainty 9.676923
    Lithology - age range 37.45 my
    Lithology - fertility 2.714286 index
    Lithology - mean age 144.225 my
    Lithology - mean age (log) 1.9614711 log my
    Lithology - mean age range (log) 1.3946846 log my
    Magnetic anomalies 235.0 nT
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.796
    Moisture Index - coldest quarter mean (Bio35) 0.99
    Moisture Index - highest period (Bio29) 1.0
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 0.99
    Moisture Index - lowest period (Bio30) 0.346
    Moisture Index - lowest quarter mean (Bio33) 0.506
    Moisture Index - seasonality (Bio31) 25.2
    Moisture Index - warmest quarter mean (Bio34) 0.602
    Nitrogen - plant-available pre-European 7650.2344 kgN/ha
    Nitrogen concentration pre-European 33.291924 mgN kg/H2O
    Nitrogen store pre-European 111.04688 kgN/ha
    Nutrient status 1.7285714 index
    Pedality hydrological score 3.1926923
    Ph - soil 4.0 ph
    Phosphorus - plant-available pre-European 20.330284 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus - plant-available total pre-European 916.9004 kgP/ha
    Phosphorus pre-European 6.0923843 mgP kg/H2O
    Soil depth 1.0 m
    Soil pedality 3.1926923
    Soils - coarse 0.0 class
    Substrate data reliability 1.1666666
    Topographic wetness index 2.622559
    Unreliable water retention parameters 6.8692307
    Water holding capacity - plant-available 145.16667 mm
    Weathering Intensity V2 3.61769 Weathering Intensity Index
    Aspect 82.0 degrees
    Averaged Topographic Relief 326.29166 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 5.0 m
    Elevation 1.0 m
    Ridge top flatness 0.0
    Ridge top flatness - proportion 0.0 %
    Slope length 1000.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 1.3628299 degrees
    Topographic relief 5.369157 m
    Topographic roughness 170.9938 %
    Topographic slope (%) 4.286771 %
    Valley bottom % 0.0 %
    Valley bottom flatness index 0.0
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.1194 EVI
    Fractional Cover - Bare Soil (2012-03-05) 42.0 % Bare Soil
    Fractional Cover - Non-persistent Vegetation (2012-03-05) 27.0 % Non-persistent Vegetation
    Fractional Cover - Persistent Vegetation (2012-03-05) 31.0 % Persistent Vegetation
    NDVI Mean 56.0 NDVI x 100
    NPP Mean 0.0 tonnes/ha/yr
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.2797 NDVI
    Phenology peak day of year 2002 dry 164.09677 Day
    Phenology peak day of year 2012 wet 140.35484 Day