Occurrence record: MIZ:Z57918

Preserved specimen of Pholidaster squamatus Sladen, 1889 | seastar recorded on 1982-08-19


Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Western Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
Institution code Western Australian Museum
Supplied institution code "WAM"
Collection Western Australian Museum Marine Invertebrate Collection
Supplied collection code "MIZ"
Catalog number Z57918
Other catalog numbers 203-83
Occurrence ID urn:lsid:taxonomy.org.au:MIZ:57918
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Identified by Marsh, L.M.
Collector Marshall, J.
Individual count 1
License CC-BY
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Sampling protocol trawl


Occurrence date 1982-08-19
Supplied date "19/08/1982"
Sampling protocol trawl
Date precision DAY


Scientific name Pholidaster squamatus
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
Scientific name authorship Sladen, 1889
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC


Country Australia
Supplied as "Marine"
Latitude -18.6166
Supplied as: "-18.6166"
Longitude 118.6683
Supplied as: "118.6683"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality SO4B/82/72
Coordinate precision Unknown
Location according to Label
Terrestrial false
Verbatim latitude 18°37`S
Marine true
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 118°40.1`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 Terrace
    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 0.06370897
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Occurrence Density 198.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 4.6595755 index
    Species Richness 122.0 frequency
    WorldClim 2.1: Temperature - annual mean 15.045834 °C
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 150913.38 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 157.0 km
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.092892 Pascals
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.41 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 4.68 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 2.1599998 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 2.776 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.0 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity -0.001 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.31 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.17 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 34.94 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 27.38 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 34.76 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect 0.95 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 24.73 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 29.41 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 27.680702 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.038350027 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.17264573 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 7.7916665 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -143.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.0 degrees