Occurrence record: MEL:MEL 2520414A

Preserved specimen of Rhipiliopsis gracilis recorded on 1985-03-17


Data partner Australia's Virtual Herbarium
Data resource National Herbarium of Victoria (MEL) AVH data
Institution code Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Supplied institution code "MEL"
Collection National Herbarium of Victoria
Supplied collection code "MEL"
Catalog number MEL 2520414A
Occurrence ID 1bc8fa14-1592-4207-a57a-d8cbbc32e50a
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Preparations Sheet
Identified by Kraft, G.T.
Identified date 1985-06
Collector Kraft, G.T.
Record number K-GBR-16093n
Specimen type PARATYPE
Supplied as "Paratype of Rhipiliopsis gracilis Kraft, Phycologia 25: 55 (1986)"
License CC-BY 4.0 (Int)
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Rights holder Royal Botanic Gardens Board
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Supplied as present
Occurrence remarks The Marine Algae of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. This is part of a voucher collection cited on p. 54 of Kraft [1986, The green algal genera Rhipiliopsis A. & E.S. Gepp and Rhipiliella gen. nov. (Udoteaceae, Bryopsidales) in Australia and the Philippines. Phycologia 25: 47-42] and on p. 242 in Kraft (2007, Marine Benthic Algae of Lord Howe Island and the southern Great Barrier Reef, 1. Green Algae).
Date identified 1985-06
Typified name Rhipiliopsis gracilis Kraft
Identification ID a61a6ef6-a238-4d21-b6b9-3e64c545f7c3


Occurrence date 1985-03-17
Supplied as year:1985  month:3  day:17 
Date precision DAY
Start day of year 76


Higher classification Plantae | Viridaeplantae | Chlorophyta | Bryopsidophyceae | Bryopsidales | Udoteaceae | Rhipiliopsis
Scientific name Rhipiliopsis gracilis
Identified to rank unranked
Supplied as "species"
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Chlorophyta
Class Bryopsidophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Udoteaceae
Genus Rhipiliopsis
Species Rhipiliopsis gracilis
Name match metric higherMatch
Scientific name authorship Kraft
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Nomenclatural code ICN


Higher geography Oceania | Australia
Country Australia
State or Territory Queensland
Locality Wistari Reef, Capricorn Group, southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.
Supplied as "Habitat: thalli in large numbers off the north end of Wistari Reef growing together with Rhipiliella verticillata on encrusting corallines always back in shaded pockets of vertical walls and forming carpets in limited spots."
Latitude -23.450694
Supplied as: "-23.4506944000"
Longitude 151.920556
Supplied as: "151.9205556000"
Datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "epsg:4326"
Verbatim locality Wistari Reef, Capricorn Group, southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.
Minimum depth in metres 5.0
Maximum depth in metres 7.0
Coordinate precision Unknown
Coordinate uncertainty (in metres) 1000.0
Georeferenced by Kraft, G.T.
Terrestrial true
Verbatim latitude 23° 27' 2.5" S
Continent OCEANIA
Supplied as Oceania
Marine false
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 151° 55' 14" E
Location ID 03dbc071-df93-4b40-b694-c40644d8f8ab

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Keppel Islands & Capricorn Bunker Reefs, Souther GBR
    Australian Tropical Savanna Australian Tropical Savanna
    CAPAD 2010 Marine Great Barrier Reef Coast
    CAPAD 2012 Marine Great Barrier Reef
    CAPAD 2014 Marine Great Barrier Reef
    CAPAD 2016 Marine Great Barrier Reef
    CAPAD 2018 Marine Great Barrier Reef
    CAPAD 2020 Marine Great Barrier Reef
    Directory of Important Wetlands Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Great Barrier Reef
    IMCRA 4 Regions Northeast Shelf Province
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Mackay-Capricorn
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 71
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Reef
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 11.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Central and Southern Great Barrier Reef
    States including coastal waters Queensland (including Coastal Waters)
    Local Government Areas PSMA 2018 GLADSTONE REGIONAL
    PSMA Localities (2018) CORAL SEA
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) GLADSTONE
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) GLADSTONE
    IGBP Land Cover vegetation classification scheme (2011) Water

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.173
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Endemism 0.16674864
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.20434175
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.2691
    Occurrence Density 173591.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 3.4905958 index
    Species Richness 5289.0 frequency
    WorldClim 2.1: Temperature - annual mean 13.516666 °C
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 79407.71 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 29.0 km
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.052519 Pascals
    Great Barrier Reef 100m DEM -5.3665767 m
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.61 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.8199997 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 2.1399999 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 4.2092 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.3 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.012 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.02 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.71 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.46 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 24.0 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.1 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 1.0 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 2.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -9.0E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 21.13 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 26.949999 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 24.34621 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.06308836 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.37790072 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 48.791668 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec 0.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 1.8128092 degrees