Occurrence record: IMAS_MB_invertebrates:MB_EXTRACT_SAMPLE_INVERTEBRATE_ALL_DATA.1085

HumanObservation of Bovichtus angustifrons | thornfish recorded on 1992-04-07


Data partner Ocean Biogeographic Information System
Data resource Condition of rocky reef communities around Tasmania: invertebrate surveys, Australia (1992-1995 and 2006-2007)
Institution code Supplied institution code "IMAS"
Collection code Supplied collection code "IMAS_MB_invertebrates"
Basis of record Human observation
Associated Occurrence Status Representative record
Associated occurrences This record has 2 inferred associated occurrences
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License CC-BY
Organism quantity type individuals
Occurrence remarks One of the most abundant small fish living on exposed Vic and Tas reefs. Also found in intertidal rockpools, around jetty pylons, in caves and on shallow reefs. Adults generally live in caves in deeper water.
Occurrence status present
Organism quantity 1
Abcd identification qualifier Not provided


Record date 1992-04-07
Supplied date "1992-04-07T00:00:00"
Date precision Day


Scientific name Bovichtus angustifrons
Taxon rank species
Common name thornfish
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Bovichtidae
Genus Bovichtus
Species Bovichtus angustifrons
Taxonomic issue No issues
Name match metric Exact match
The supplied name matched the name exactly.
Name parse type SCIENTIFIC
Scientific name ID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:279372


Country Australia
State / Province Tasmania
Locality Spring Beach Maria Island Vincinity
Latitude -42.58359
Longitude 147.91566
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Minimum depth in meters 5
Maximum depth in meters 5
Coordinate precision 50
Coordinate uncertainty in meters 50
Footprint well known text POINT (147.915664673 -42.583591461)
Biome Marine

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    Inferred associated occurrence details

    This record has been identified as the representative occurrence in a group of associated occurrences. This mean other records have been detected that seem to relate to this record and this particular record has the most detailed information on the occurrence. More information about the duplication detection methods and terminology in use is available here:

    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Freshwater Eastern Australia Rivers & Streams
    Global 200 priority ecoregions - Marine Southern Australian Marine
    NRM Regions 2010 South
    NRM Regions 2014 South
    NRM Regions 2015 South
    NRM Regions 2017 South NRM Region
    NRM Regions 2017 (Qld 2019) South NRM Region
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 South NRM Region
    Freshwater Ecoregions of the World Southern Tasmania
    IMCRA 4 Regions Tasmanian Shelf Province
    IMCRA Meso-scale Bioregions Freycinet
    World Anthropogenic Biomes (2000) Remote woodlands
    Agroclimatic classification of Australia Moisture availability high in winter-spring, moderate in summer, most plant growth in spring
    Fire regime niches Eucalypt forest (temperate)
    Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor Shelf
    Global Seagrass Species Richness (2003) 3.00000000
    Marine Ecoregions of the World Bassian
    States including coastal waters Tasmania (including Coastal Waters)

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Acacia – Miller et al 2012 - 0.5 degree 0.7518
    Amphibians (global) – Pyron & Wiens 2011 - 0.5 degree 2.7285
    Endemism 0.017007668
    Endemism (Non-marine) 0.020642623
    Mammals – Fritz et al 2009 - 0.5 degree 0.5026
    Occurrence Density 13441.0 frequency
    Shannon Diversity (H) 6.259114 index
    Species Richness 1745.0 frequency
    2030A1BMk35M: Aridity index - annual mean 0.67805165
    2030A1BMk35M: Evaporation - month min 39.910667 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - annual mean 50.593613 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - driest month 36.085335 mm
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 1.111792
    2030A1BMk35M: Precipitation - spring or autumn season 0.11099188
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual max mean 17.81911 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual min mean 8.509444 degrees C
    2030A1BMk35M: Temperature - annual range 17.75467 degrees C
    Aridity index - annual mean 0.9487623
    Aridity index - month max 2.428603
    Aridity index - month min 0.30941176
    Evaporation - annual mean 87.28917 (ml/5km x 5km pixel)
    Evaporation - month max 160.00458 mm
    Evaporation - month min 26.134926 mm
    Growth index C3 macrotherm plants - annual mean 0.025999999 index
    Growth index C3 mesotherm plants - annual mean 0.294 index
    Growth index C4 megatherm plants - annual mean 0.019333333 index
    Humidity - annual mean relative 82.92419 %
    Humidity - annual mean relative 3pm 77.795784 %
    Humidity - month max relative 90.62656 %
    Humidity - month max relative 3pm 81.96067 %
    Humidity - month min relative 73.956406 %
    Humidity - month min relative 3pm 73.956406 %
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 632.5714 mm
    Precipitation - annual mean 58.273376 mm
    Precipitation - annual seasonality 0.02650924
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 163.71428 mm
    Precipitation - driest month 45.883163 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 9.142858 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 139.85715 mm
    Precipitation - equinox seasonality ratio 1.0310695
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 12.857142 mm
    Precipitation - spring or autumn season 0.030886628
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 155.28572 mm
    Precipitation - wettest month 71.63113 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 14.857142 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 179.28572 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 13.714286 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 47.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 20.457144 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual max mean 16.127388 degrees C
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 12.428572 degrees C
    Temperature - annual min mean 7.213611 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range 17.694794 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 17.942858 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest month min 3.5706666 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 3.7714286 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 8.671429 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 9.271428 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 11.4 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.51857144 %
    Temperature - month hottest maximum 20.541332 degrees C
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 1.0271429
    Temperature - warmest month min 10.881333 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 21.714285 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 16.171429 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 14.414286 degrees C
    Wind run - annual mean 142.12698 km/day
    Distance - to any water (weighted) 0.049999997 degrees
    Distance - to coast 0.0 km x 100
    Distance - to non-permanent water (weighted) 0.17999999 degrees
    Distance - to permanent water (weighted) 0.049999997 km
    Euclidean Distance to Coast (metres) 2354.7593 m
    Water Observations From Space 93.80531 Percentage
    Sea Surface Temperature - MODIS Terra 14.458441 Degrees C
    SeaWIFS K490 Mean 0.11210862 Kd@490nm/m^2
    SeaWiFS Chlorophyll Mean 0.90497637 mg/m^3
    2030A1BMk35M: Water stress index - month max 81.0
    Bulk density 1.6169541 Mg/m^3
    Clay % 39.350574 %
    Hydrologic conductivity - average saturated 12.0 mm/h
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.68285716
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 0.95285714
    Nutrient status 1.05 index
    Soil depth 0.9 m
    Soil pedality 3.212069
    Water stress index - month max 81.0
    Weathering Intensity V2 1.94027 Weathering Intensity Index
    Averaged Topographic Relief 318.0 metres
    Bathymetry and Topography 9 sec 0.0 m
    Topographic Slope (degrees) 0.6999387 degrees
    Topographic relief 96.42761 m
    Topographic slope (%) 8.707009 %
    Enhanced Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.1003 EVI
    Fraction of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fPAR) 87.0 %
    Gross Primary Productivity (2012-03-13) 0.0579 kg C/m^2
    Leaf Area Index (LAI) - 2012-03-05 4.7 m^2 plant / m^2 ground
    Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (2012-03-05) 0.3762 NDVI