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
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type wellformed
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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