Name source
Australian Faunal Directory
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Data links
LSID JSON / WMS /RDF

Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:4d7aba1d-ed58-45ed-a3ae-392ed9308ec4

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

RDF

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Further details

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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: K. Graham, NSW Fisheries
    Rights: K. Graham, NSW Fisheries

Description

The Lord Howe Butterflyfish can be recognised by its colouration. It is yellow above fading to silver on the sides and below. There are five black bands on the sides and another along the top of the snout. The

are white anteriorly and black posteriorly. This species has a moderately

snout and long dorsal and anal spines.... source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image, Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images, Occurrence record
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 1.695
Behaviour: Occasionally sighted in pairs, which move slowly over the reef within small territories picking at small invertebrates.
Commercial_Uses: It is easily speared and entangled in gillnets, and is therefore rare near heavily fished coasts
Common_Name: Lorde Howe butterflyfish;Lord Howe Butterflyfish; Lord Howe Island butterflyfish
Depth: 5–150 m
Description: Buttterflyfish shaped body with five black vertical stripes, the first passing through the eye, the third and fourth broad, and the last extending across the front half of the tail; pale yellow coloration in upper body; raised dorsal spines giving spiky appearance.
Distribution: Merimbula, NSW, to southern Qld. Also Lord Howe I and NZ.
Frequency: 1.081
Habitat: Submaximally exposed reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Least Concern
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 200 mm
Range: 381.244
Threats: Overharvesting for aquarium trade

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Amphichaetodon howensis

Common Names

Common name Source
Lord Howe Butterflyfish
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Lord Howe Island Butterflyfish
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Broad-barred Butterflyfish
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Lord Howe Coralfish
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Lord Howe Coral Fish
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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
PERCOIDEI
family
CHAETODONTIDAE
genus
Amphichaetodon
species
Amphichaetodon howensis  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Genbank

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