Preserved specimen of Pocillopora damicornis | coral


Data provider OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Western Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
Institution Western Australian Museum
Supplied institution code "WAM"
Collection Western Australian Museum Marine Invertebrate Collection
Catalogue number Z14017
Other catalogue numbers 529-85
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Identified by Veron, J.E.N.
Identified date 1985-01-01
Collector Marsh, L.M.
Individual count 1
License CC BY
Occurrence status present
Collection Code MIZ
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided
Date identified 1985-01-01


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Scientific name Pocillopora damicornis
Taxon rank species
Common name coral
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Class Anthozoa
Order Scleractinia
Family Pocilloporidae
Genus Pocillopora
Species Pocillopora damicornis
Taxonomic issues No issues
Name match metric Exact match
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Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Scientific name authorship (Linnaeus, 1758)


Country Australia
State or territory Western Australia
Habitat Marine
Latitude -28.4666
Longitude 113.7833
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Island Beacon Island
Island group Houtman Abrolhos, Wallabi Group
Coordinate precision Unknown
Biome Marine
Verbatim longitude 113°47`00"E
Verbatim latitude 28°28`00"S

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Houtman Abrolhos Islands
    CAPAD 2012 Marine Abrolhos Islands
    CAPAD 2014 Marine Abrolhos Islands
    Collaborative Australian Protected Areas Database (CAPAD) marine 2010 Abrolhos Islands
    NRM Regions Northern Agricultural
    NRM Regions 2014 Northern Agricultural
    NRM Regions 2015 Northern Agricultural
    IMCRA 4 Regions Southwest Shelf Transition
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Abrolhos Islands
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia "Mediterranean" climate, but with drier cooler winters and less growth than Classic "Mediterranean" climate
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 57
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Reef
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 11.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Houtman
    States including coastal waters Western Australia (including Coastal Waters)
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2016) AGRICULTURAL REGION

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.093
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Endemism 0.053322602
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.044150557
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Occurrence Density 12.0617285 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 2.0851402 index
    Species Richness 1.1728395 frequency
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 64849.24 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 6.0 km
    Water Observations From Space 0.0 Percentage
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.571566 Pascals
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.38 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 3.48 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 1.4699999 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 1.4906 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 0.4 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.015000001 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.07 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.68 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.46 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 21.71 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.3 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.98999995 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature -2.9999999E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -0.0018 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 19.92 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 23.4 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 21.774145 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.05913704 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.38328066 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 42.083332 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec -38.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.7289522 degrees
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