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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:b2abd7f9-15e4-4b5e-a663-19b4c4619333

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:Aluterus monoceros
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. Image enhanced during FRDC project

Description

The Unicorn Leatherjacket is pale brown or grey mottled with small brown spots on the upper parts of the head and body. The snout is convex curved in adults. The dorsal and anal fins are pale yellow to light brown. The tail is brown. They are usually solitary or in pairs, sometimes in larger groups of five or six.... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet
Wikipedia
Images

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Aluterus monoceros

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Balistes monoceros Linnaeus, 1758 Linnaeus, 1758
Published in: Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna tria Naturae, secundem Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentis, Synonymis, Locis. Tom.1 Editio decima, reformata Holmiae : Laurentii Salvii pp. 824
Aluterus anginosus Hollard, 1855 Hollard, 1855
Published in: Hollard, H.L. 1855. Monographie de la famille des balistides. Ann. Sci. Nat. Paris Ser. 4 Vol. 4 pp. 5-27 fig.

Common Names

Common name Source
Unicorn Leatherjacket
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Unicorn File-fish
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Unicorn Leather-jacket
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Batfish
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Filefish
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Leatherjacket
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Rough Leatherjacket
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Triggerfish
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Unicorn Fiiefish
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Unicorn Filefish
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Unicorn Leather Jacket
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Unicorn Leatherjacket Filefish
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Unicornfilefish
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
TETRAODONTIFORMES
suborder
TETRAODONTOIDEI
family
MONACANTHIDAE
genus
Aluterus
species
Aluterus monoceros  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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