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Occurrence record: Mammalogy:M28176

Preserved specimen of Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758 | Sperm Whale recorded on 2009


Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource South Australian Museum Adelaide provider for OZCAM
Institution code South Australian Museum
Supplied institution code "SAMA"
Collection South Australian Museum Mammalogy Collection
Supplied collection code "Mammalogy"
Catalog number M28176
Other catalog numbers ["ecatalogue.irn:902825"]
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Preparations (IC)
Collector 1.  Cowan, Darryl   2.  Pirsa  
Supplied as "Cowan, Darryl - PIRSA"
License CC-BY
Type PhysicalObject
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Supplied as present
State conservation Rare
Supplied as R


Event ID
Occurrence date [date not supplied] Year: 2009, Month: , Day:
Supplied date "2009"
Date precision YEAR


Scientific name Physeter macrocephalus
Supplied scientific name "Physeter macrocephalus Linnaeus, 1758"
Identified to rank species
Common name Sperm Whale
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Cetacea
Family Physeteridae
Genus Physeter
Species Physeter macrocephalus
Name match metric exactMatch
Scientific name authorship Linnaeus, 1758
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC


Country Australia
State or Territory South Australia
Latitude -37.03
Supplied as: "-37.03"
Longitude 139.73
Supplied as: "139.73"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Robe (PO) | approx. 15 km NNW
Coordinate precision 0.01
Terrestrial true
Verbatim latitude 37 02 S
Marine false
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 139 44 E

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions South-east Australia
    NRM Regions 2010 South East
    NRM Regions 2017 South East
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 South East
    IMCRA 4 Regions Western Bass Strait Shelf Transition
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Otway
    States including coastal waters South Australia (including Coastal Waters)

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Occurrence Density 4973.0 frequency
    Species Richness 499.0 frequency