Occurrence record: Invertebrates - Marine & Other:J.18539

Preserved specimen of Pholidaster squamatus Sladen, 1889 | seastar recorded on 1983-10-29


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 Marine Invertebrate Collection
Supplied collection code "Invertebrates - Marine & Other"
Catalog number J.18539
Other catalog numbers ecatalogue.irn:1041703; urn:catalog:AM:Invertebrates - Marine & Other:J.18539
Occurrence ID urn:lsid:ozcam.taxonomy.org.au:AM:Invertebrates - Marine & Other:J.18539
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Identified by Rowe, Dr Frank W.E. - Australian Museum - Marine Invertebrates
Identified date 1984
Collector CSIRO North West Shelf Project, FRV "Soela"
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Date identified 1984


Occurrence date 1983-10-29
Date precision DAY


Scientific name Pholidaster squamatus
Supplied scientific name "Pholidaster squamatus Sladen, 1889"
Identified to rank species
Common name seastar
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Forcipulatida
Family Zoroasteridae
Genus Pholidaster
Species Pholidaster squamatus
Name match metric exactMatch
Accepted name Pholidaster squamatus Sladen, 1889
Scientific name authorship Sladen, 1889
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to Sladen, 1889


Country Australia
State or Territory Western Australia
Latitude -19.0
Supplied as: "-19.0"
Longitude 118.016
Supplied as: "118.016"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality 85 nautical miles north north west Port Hedland
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "[Soela 29-26] Australia, Western Australia, 85 nautical miles north north west Port Hedland (19° 00' S, 118° 01' E) 29/10/1983 - 29/10/1983, CSIRO North-West Shelf project";
Coordinate precision 0.001
Coordinate uncertainty (in metres) 10000.0
Terrestrial false
Verbatim latitude 19° 0' S
Marine true
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 118° 1' E

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Ningaloo Reef & NW Western Australia
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Western Australia Marine
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Marine NRM
    IMCRA 4 Regions Northwest Shelf Province
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Northwest Shelf
    Continental Shelf Continental Shelf
    Exclusive Economic Zone Exclusive Economic Zone
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 57
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Slope
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 3.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Exmouth to Broome
    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 0.00889647
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Occurrence Density 115.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 4.0814505 index
    Species Richness 66.0 frequency
    WorldClim 2.1: Temperature - annual mean 19.545834 °C
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 114029.13 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 150.0 km
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.066313 Pascals
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.42999998 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 4.97 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 2.07 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 3.1162 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.2 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity -0.001 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.37 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.2 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 34.969997 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 27.189999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 34.77 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 0.93 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 0.0 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature 1.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 24.439999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 29.41 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 27.465786 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.040888898 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.19366287 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 29.5 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -126.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.19677256 degrees