Occurrence record: Invertebrates - Marine & Other:J.10954

Preserved specimen of Cistina columbiae Gray, 1840 | seastar recorded on 1977-08-16


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 J.10954
Other catalog numbers ecatalogue.irn:1036606; urn:catalog:AM:Invertebrates - Marine & Other:J.10954
Occurrence ID urn:lsid:ozcam.taxonomy.org.au:AM:Invertebrates - Marine & Other:J.10954
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Collector Coleman, Neville|Australian Marine Photographic Index
Supplied as "Coleman, Mr Neville - Australian Marine Photographic Index"
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Presence/Absence PRESENT


Occurrence date 1977-08-16
Date precision DAY


Scientific name Cistina columbiae
Supplied scientific name "Cistina columbiae Gray, 1840"
Identified to rank species
Common name seastar
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Echinodermata
Class Asteroidea
Order Valvatida
Family Ophidiasteridae
Genus Cistina
Species Cistina columbiae
Name match metric exactMatch
Accepted name Cistina columbiae Gray, 1840
Scientific name authorship Gray, 1840
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to Gray, 1840


Country Australia
State or Territory Queensland
Latitude -21.866
Supplied as: "-21.866"
Longitude 153.5
Supplied as: "153.500"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Saumarez Reef, Coral Sea
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "Australia, Queensland, Saumarez Reef, Coral Sea (21° 52' S, 153° 30' E) 16/08/1977 - 16/08/1977";
Coordinate precision 0.001
Terrestrial false
Verbatim latitude 21° 52' S
Marine true
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 153° 30' E

Additional properties

dcterms:modified 2019/3/18
dcterms:type PhysicalObject

User flagged issues 

    Data quality tests

    Test name Result
    Coordinate uncertainty meters invalid Warning
    Geodetic datum assumed WGS84 Warning
    Show/Hide 78 passed properties
    Show/Hide 7 missing properties
    Show/Hide 20 tests that have not been run

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions Coral Sea
    CAPAD 2012 Marine Coral Sea
    CAPAD 2014 Marine Coral Sea
    CAPAD 2016 Marine Coral Sea
    CAPAD 2018 Marine Coral Sea
    CAPAD 2020 Marine Coral Sea
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Great Barrier Reef
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Marine NRM
    IMCRA 4 Regions Northeast Province
    Australia's network of Marine Parks Coral Sea Marine Park
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 71
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Reef
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 8.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Central and Southern Great Barrier Reef
    Territorial Sea Territorial Sea

    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 0.014179455
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Occurrence Density 149.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 4.2373257 index
    Species Richness 81.0 frequency
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 351176.38 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 255.0 km
    GEOMACS - geometric mean 0.027412 Pascals
    Great Barrier Reef 100m DEM -30.106651 m
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.35999998 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 4.77 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.72999996 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 2.5300999 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 3.1000001 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.022000002 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect -0.98999995 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.54 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.36 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 25.529999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.18 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.02 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 0.0011999999 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -9.999999E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 23.279999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 28.05 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 25.750639 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.028353827 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.09976175 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 268.16666 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -43.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.99041176 degrees