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Occurrence record: Malacology:C.84031

Preserved specimen of Mactra (Mactra) dissimilis Reeve, 1854 | Clam recorded on 1967-11


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 code Australian Museum Malacology Collection
Supplied collection code "Malacology"
Catalog number C.84031
Other catalog numbers ["ecatalogue.irn:10043458","urn:catalog:AM:Malacology:C.84031"]
Occurrence ID
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Identified by Kerslake, J.  
Identified date 1980
Collector de Preux, R.J.  
Supplied as "de Preux, R. J."
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Occurrence status PRESENT
Sampling protocol [Beach.]
Date identified 1980
Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "Curatorial"; ecatalogue.IdeSpecimenQuality: "Good";


Event ID
Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "Curatorial"; ecatalogue.IdeSpecimenQuality: "Good";
Occurrence date [date not supplied] Year: 1967, Month: 11, Day:
Supplied date "1967-11"
Sampling protocol Beach.  
Date precision MONTH


Scientific name Mactra (Mactra) dissimilis
Supplied scientific name "Mactra dissimilis Reeve, 1854"
Taxon rank species
Common name Clam
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Bivalvia
Order Cardiida
Family Mactridae
Genus Mactra
Species Mactra dissimilis
Match type exactMatch
Accepted name usage Mactra dissimilis Reeve, 1854
Scientific name authorship Reeve, 1854
Name according to Reeve, 1854


Country Australia
State or Territory Northern Territory
Latitude -12.35
Supplied as: "-12.35"
Longitude 130.866
Supplied as: "130.866"
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Darwin, Casuarina Beach
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "[MAL# 72854] Australia, Northern Territory, Darwin, Casuarina Beach (12° 21' 00" S, 130° 52' 00" E) /11/1967 - /11/1967, de Preux, R J(Collector), Beach.";
Coordinate precision 0.001
Coordinate uncertainty in meters 1000.0
Terrestrial true
Verbatim latitude 12° 21' 0" S
Marine false
Country code AU
Verbatim longitude 130° 52' 0" E

Additional properties

dcterms:modified 2015/12/22
dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 100m-1km

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Darwin
    CAPAD 2016 Terrestrial Casuarina
    CAPAD 2020 Terrestrial Casuarina
    NRM Regions 2010 Northern Territory
    NRM Regions 2017 Northern Territory
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Northern Territory
    IMCRA 4 Regions Northwest Shelf Transition
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Anson Beagle
    States including coastal waters Northern Territory (including Coastal Waters)
    National Native Title Register (NNTR, Determinations of Native Title) - boundaries and core attributes Larrakia (Part A - consolidated proceeding)
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) CASUARINA

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 1735.8 mm
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 9.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 0.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 8.0 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 110.8 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 444.2 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 113.6 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 1169.4 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 21.2 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 8.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 22.9 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 27.56 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 14.96 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 18.72 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 25.16 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 9.04 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 25.2 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.6 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 0.52
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 33.64 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 29.16 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 28.26 degrees C
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.52
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 1.0