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Abundant box jellyfish, Chironex sp. (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Chirodropidae), discovered at depths of over 50 m on western Australian coastal reefs

Latest version published by CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere on Jul 23, 2020 CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

This dataset is the first record of a population of box jellyfish closely associated with the benthos at depths of 39-56 m. Chironex were not widespread, occurring only in 2 of 33 tow videos and 3 of 41 epibenthic sleds spread over 2000 km2. All Chironex filmed or captured were on low to medium relief reefs with rich filter feeder communities.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 8 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

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Data as a DwC-A file download 8 records in English (4 KB) - Update frequency: not planned
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (6 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Keesing, J. K. et al. Abundant box jellyfish, Chironex sp. (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Chirodropidae), discovered at depths of over 50 m on western Australian coastal reefs. Sci. Rep. 6, 22290; doi:10.1038/srep22290 (2016).

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

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Keywords

Occurrence

Contacts

Who created the resource:

John Kessing
Pricincipal Investigator
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere AU

Who can answer questions about the resource:

John Kessing
Pricincipal Investigator
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere AU

Who filled in the metadata:

John Kessing
Pricincipal Investigator
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere AU

Who else was associated with the resource:

Publisher
Dave Watts
OBIS Australia Data Manager
CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Castray Esplanade 7000 Hobart Tasmania AU +61 3 6232 5062
http://www.obis.org.au

Geographic Coverage

Kimberley, Western Australia

Bounding Coordinates South West [-15.432, 124.112], North East [-15.283, 124.314]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 2015-03-01

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by OBS

Alternative Identifiers http://ogc-act.csiro.au/ipt/resource?r=wa_box_jellyfish