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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:aad72110-9245-4165-aff0-aa1cfcaed146

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

JSON

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Acanthurus olivaceus
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO

Description

The adult Orangeband Surgeonfish is grayish brown. The head and front half of the body are paler than the back half of the body with a well defined separation of the two shades. There is a bright orange band with dark purple or black border running about a third of the body length from the gill opening. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
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OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet, Images, Occurrence record
Reef Life Survey Images
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Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
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Species Lists

Tropical fish sightings on the Far South Coast NSW
Common / Alternate Name: Orange Blotch Surgeon
General comments: Merimbula
Land / Aquatic: Aquatic
RLS profile v3
Abundance: 1.764
Common_Name: Orange-blotch surgeonfish;Orangeblotch Surgeonfish; orangeband surgeonfish
Depth: (0–14 m)
Diet: Plankton, Algae, Detritus
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, Cocos-Keeling Islands to the Hawaiian islands, Japan to Lord Howe Island
Frequency: 0.532
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 350 mm
Range: 1492.069
Threats: Subsistence fishing

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Acanthurus olivaceus

Common Names

Common name Source
Orangeblotch Surgeonfish
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Orange-blotch Surgeon
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Orange-blotch Surgeonfish
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Orange-spot Surgeon-fish
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Orangeband Surgeonfish
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Orangebar Surgeonfish
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Orangespot Surgeon-fish
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Gendarme Fish
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Olive Surgeonfish
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Orange Band Surgeonfish
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Orange Epoulette Surgeon
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Orange Spot Tang
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Orange-ear Surgeonfish
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Orange-epaulette Surgeonfish
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Orangespot Surgeonfish
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Orangespot Tang
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
PERCIFORMES
suborder
ACANTHUROIDEI
family
ACANTHURIDAE
genus
Acanthurus
species
Acanthurus olivaceus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Name references found in the TROVE - NLA

Genbank

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