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Occurrence record: 56386894-8017-40b7-b93c-cf22bab7402f

Human observation of Amphioctopus marginatus (Taki, 1964) | Veined Octopus recorded on 2021-05-03


Data partner Questagame
Data resource Earth Guardians Weekly Feed
Record type Human observation
Supplied basis "HumanObservation"
Identified by Richard Willan (Master)  
Collector Paul_Fiona_Rose_Grace_Rob | questagame.com  
Supplied as " Paul_Fiona_Rose_Grace_Rob | questagame.com"
Record number questagame-438222
Associated Occurrence Status Associated record
Associated occurrences The occurrence is associated with a representative record.
For more information see Inferred associated occurrence details
License CC-BY-NC 4.0 (Int)
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Supplied as present
Associated records ASSOCIATED
Occurrence remarks A not too happy octopus squirting water at me passing by. Found in the extreme shallow (<10cm) water at the edge of the beach at low tide. About the size of a small dinner plate (20cm across). Most brown on top, white suction cups with a blue rim around each cup.
Identification verification status Challenge ID?


Occurrence date 2021-05-03
Supplied date "2021-05-03T08:05:00+0000"
Date precision DAY


Scientific name Amphioctopus marginatus
Supplied scientific name "Amphioctopus marginatus (Taki 1964)"
Identified to rank species
Common name Veined Octopus
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Order Octopoda
Family Octopodidae
Genus Amphioctopus
Species Amphioctopus marginatus
Scientific name ID 5856039
Name match metric canonicalMatch
Taxon remarks Other Invertebrates
Scientific name authorship (Taki, 1964)
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC


Country Australia
State or Territory Western Australia
Latitude -20.3
Supplied as: "-20.3"
Longitude 118.6
Supplied as: "118.6"
Datum EPSG:4326
Supplied datum: "WGS84"
Coordinate precision Unknown
Terrestrial true
Marine false
Country Code AU

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    Inferred associated occurrence details

    This record is associated with the representative record. This mean another record has been detected to be similar to this record, and that the other record (the representative record) has the most detailed information for the occurrence. More information about the duplication detection methods and terminology in use is available here:

    Representative Record
    Record UUID 4c6d3779-4083-482e-bf9b-e7bee3b7f8fb
    Data Resource Earth Guardians Weekly Feed
    Raw Scientific Name Amphioctopus marginatus (Taki 1964)
    Coordinates -20.3,118.6
    Related records
    Record UUID 56386894-8017-40b7-b93c-cf22bab7402f
    Data Resource Earth Guardians Weekly Feed
    Raw Scientific Name Amphioctopus marginatus (Taki 1964)
    Coordinates -20.3,118.6

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Ningaloo Reef & NW Western Australia
    NRM Regions 2010 Rangelands
    NRM Regions 2017 Rangelands Region
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Rangelands Region
    IMCRA 4 Regions Northwest Shelf Province
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Pilbarra (nearshore)
    States including coastal waters Western Australia (including Coastal Waters)
    Local Government Areas PSMA 2018 TOWN OF PORT HEDLAND

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 315.2 mm
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 43.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 0.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 2.0 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 115.0 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 206.8 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 28.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 207.4 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 23.1 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 21.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 25.8 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 26.359999 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 23.3 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 12.92 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 20.9 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 12.24 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 26.02 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.528 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.32
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 36.22 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 30.7 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 30.640001 degrees C
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.1
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 0.23