Occurrence record: Invertebrates - Marine & Other:G.14876

Preserved specimen of Alveopora spongiosa Dana, 1846 | flowerpot coral


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 G.14876
Other catalog numbers ecatalogue.irn:1016687; urn:catalog:AM:Invertebrates - Marine & Other:G.14876
Occurrence ID urn:lsid:ozcam.taxonomy.org.au:AM:Invertebrates - Marine & Other:G.14876
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Identified by J.E.N. Veron & J.T. Done
Identified date 1979
Collector Veron, J.E.N.|Done, J.T.
Supplied as "J.E.N. Veron & J.T. Done"
Specimen type cited: Alveopora spongiosa (Dana, 1846) : Poritidae : Scleractinia : Zoantharia : Cnidaria
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Date identified 1979


Date precision NOT_SUPPLIED


Scientific name Alveopora spongiosa
Supplied scientific name "Alveopora spongiosa (Dana, 1846)"
Identified to rank species
Common name flowerpot coral
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Supplied as "Zoantharia"
Order Scleractinia
Family Acroporidae
Supplied as "Poritidae"
Genus Alveopora
Species Alveopora spongiosa
Name match metric canonicalMatch
Accepted name Alveopora spongiosa (Dana, 1846)
Scientific name authorship Dana, 1846
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to (Dana, 1846)


Country Australia
State or Territory New South Wales
Latitude -31.533
Supplied as: "-31.533"
Longitude 159.066
Supplied as: "159.066"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Lord Howe Island
Water body Tasman Sea
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "Tasman Sea, Australia, New South Wales, Lord Howe Island (31° 32' S, 159° 04' E)";
Coordinate precision 0.001
Coordinate uncertainty (in metres) 10000.0
Terrestrial true
Verbatim latitude 31° 32' S
Marine false
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 159° 4' E

Additional properties

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dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 1km-10km

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Lord Howe Island
    CAPAD 2010 Marine Lord Howe Island
    CAPAD 2012 Marine Lord Howe Island
    CAPAD 2014 Marine Lord Howe Island
    CAPAD 2016 Marine Lord Howe Island
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Lord Howe-Norfolk Islands Marine
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Terrestrial Lord Howe and Norfolk Island Forests
    NRM Regions 2010 Northern Rivers - Lord Howe Island
    NRM Regions 2014 North Coast - Lord Howe Island
    NRM Regions 2015 North Coast - Lord Howe Island
    NRM Regions 2017 North Coast - Lord Howe Island
    NRM Regions 2017 (Qld 2019) North Coast - Lord Howe Island
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 North Coast - Lord Howe Island
    Freshwater Ecoregions of the World Lord Howe Island
    IMCRA 4 Regions Lord Howe Province
    Terrestrial Ecoregional Boundaries Lord Howe Island Subtropical Forests
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 81
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Knoll/abyssal hills/hills/mountains/peak
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 2.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands
    States including coastal waters New South Wales (including Coastal Waters)
    Territorial Sea Territorial Sea

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Endemism 0.13499703
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.1736191
    Occurrence Density 119171.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 6.2872047 index
    Species Richness 5646.0 frequency
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 317000.06 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 1.0 km
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.099999994 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.39 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.08 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 3.8509998 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 16.1 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 1.1980001 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.63 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.7 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.64 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 21.3 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.6 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.77 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 0.044299997 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -0.075399995 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 18.75 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 24.14 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 21.216055 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.044356234 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.2158995 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 558.0 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -1.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.11828452 degrees