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Occurrence record: Ichthyology:I.46018.003

Preserved specimen of Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839) | Spearfish Remora recorded on 2012-01-15


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 Ichthyology Collection
Supplied collection code "Ichthyology"
Catalog number I.46018.003
Other catalog numbers ["ecatalogue.irn:1464260; urn:catalog:AM:Ichthyology:I.46018.003"]
Occurrence ID urn:lsid:ozcam.taxonomy.org.au:AM:Ichthyology:I.46018.003
Record type Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Identified by Hay, Ms Amanda - Australian Museum - Ichthyology  
Identified date 2012-3
Collector Silcock, M. Peter  
Supplied as "Silcock, Peter M"
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 3.0 (Au)
Presence/Absence PRESENT
Associated records ASSOCIATED
Date identified 2012-03
Supplied as 2012-3
Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "3";


Event ID urn:australianmuseum.net.au:Events:1159457
Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeConfidence: "3";
Occurrence date 2012-01-15
Sampling protocol Hand Collected  
Date precision DAY


Scientific name Remora brachyptera
Supplied scientific name "Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839)"
Identified to rank species
Common name Spearfish Remora
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Echeneidae
Genus Remora
Species Remora brachyptera
Name match metric exactMatch
Accepted name Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839)
Scientific name authorship (Lowe, 1839)
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to (Lowe, 1839)


Country Australia
Latitude -33.02688
Supplied as: "-33.02688"
Longitude 153.24388
Supplied as: "153.24388"
Datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality "car park" Port Stephens
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "[I.46018] Australia, "car park" Port Stephens (33° 01' 37" S, 153° 14' 38" E) 15/01/2012 - 15/01/2012, Silcock, Peter M(Collector), Hand Collected, Accession";
Coordinate precision 0.00001
Coordinate uncertainty (in metres) 10000.0
Terrestrial false
Verbatim latitude 33° 1' 36.8" S
Marine true
Country Code AU
Verbatim longitude 153° 14' 38" E

Additional properties

dcterms:modified 2013/10/28
dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 1km-10km

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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 036c95e9-da0d-44df-86c8-7bf6bf3468c6
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839)
    Coordinates -33.02688,153.24388
    Related records
    Record UUID 88ad4741-6792-4208-a95e-187fbf717cd8
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839)
    Coordinates -33.02688,153.24388
    Record UUID c1119727-65d5-4346-b019-8da3e915a7bf
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839)
    Coordinates -33.02688,153.24388
    Record UUID 79886323-87b3-42e3-9949-a03a8f0a8672
    Data Resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
    Raw Scientific Name Remora brachyptera (Lowe, 1839)
    Coordinates -33.02688,153.24388

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Australian Coral Ecoregions South-east Australia
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Marine NRM
    IMCRA 4 Regions Central Eastern Province
    Continental Shelf Continental Shelf
    Exclusive Economic Zone Exclusive Economic Zone
    FAO Fishery Statistical Areas 81
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Abyssal plain/deep ocean floor
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 3.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Manning-Hawkesbury
    IGBP Land Cover vegetation classification scheme (2011) Water

    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 0.042504188
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.0
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.0
    Occurrence Density 5.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 0.50040245 index
    Species Richness 2.0 frequency
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 51832.145 m
    Marspec Distance to Shore 103.0 km
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Salinity 0.19 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Range in Sea Surface Temperature 5.71 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Salinity 0.41 100 x psu
    Marspec Annual Variance in Sea Surface Temperature 3.3869 10,000 x degrees C
    Marspec Bathymetric Slope 1.1 10 x degrees
    Marspec Concavity 0.020000001 1000 x degrees
    Marspec East/West Aspect 0.17999999 radians
    Marspec Maximum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.649998 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Salinity 35.55 100 x psu
    Marspec Mean Annual Sea Surface Temperature 21.699999 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Minimum Monthly Sea Surface Salinity 35.46 100 x psu
    Marspec North/South Aspect -0.97999996 1 x radians
    Marspec Plan Curvature 9.999999E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Profile Curvature -9.999999E-4 x 10000
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the coldest ice-free month 18.97 100 x degrees C
    Marspec Sea Surface Temperature of the warmest ice-free month 24.68 100 x degrees C
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 22.000896 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.04550288 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.21470356 mg/m^3
    Averaged Topographic Relief 264.58334 metres
    Bathymetry and Elvation 9 sec -4606.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 1.8698906 degrees