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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:ac2605e8-ef86-4894-be3d-67c3be3cde41

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

RDF

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Species presence
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 Marine Habitats
 Terrestrial Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. Image enhanced during FRDC project

Online resources

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Encyclopedia of Life
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Wikipedia
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Species Lists

Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 166619
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 0
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/CollectionInfo.aspx?SpeciesID=309
South Australian Fish from the AFD
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 29947
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 1
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=309
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 31752
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesMap.aspx?SpeciesID=309
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 172028
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas2.er.usgs.gov/viewer/omap.aspx?SpeciesID=309
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 168422
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 1
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=309
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 28142
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 0
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/CollectionInfo.aspx?SpeciesID=309
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 170225
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesMap.aspx?SpeciesID=309
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 33557
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas2.er.usgs.gov/viewer/omap.aspx?SpeciesID=309
Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Uniformly coloured olive to golden-brown eel with a paler belly.
Description : A uniformly olive to golden-brown eel with a paler belly. The origins of the dorsal and anal fins are roughly in line.
Biology : Spends most of its life in freshwater but, on reaching maturity after many years, migrates to the ocean to breed. Each female may produce millions of eggs and it is thought that the adults die after spawning. Spawning grounds appear to be deep trenches in the Coral Sea. The leaf-shaped larvae (leptocephali) drift at the surface of the ocean and are carried south by the East Australian Current until they reach the continental shelf. At around this time they metamorphose into 'glass eels', which are typically eel shaped but pigmentless. Glass eels begin to migrate into fresh water from one to three years old and develop into fully pigmented elvers. The upstream migration continues well into the upper reaches of the river systems. Eels are able to travel overland in damp conditions and can overcome obstructions such as dams and waterfalls. This is a hardy species that can tolerate high water temperatures and low oxygen concentrations and endure long periods without food.
Habitat: Freshwater lakes and streams; prefers still, turbid water.
Native status: Native.
Maximum size (cm): Females 110 cm; males smaller.
Diet: Carnivore
Dangerous: Usually harmless, but can bite.
Colours: Grey, Green, Brown
Distribution: South-Eastern Australia.
Habitat types: Freshwater
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Ralph Foster & Amanda Manuel / South Australian Museum
Australian Diadromous fish

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Anguilla australis

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Anguilla australis occidentalis Schmidt, 1928 Schmidt, 1928
Published in: Schmidt, J. 1928. The freshwater eels of Australia with some remarks on the short-finned species of Anguilla. Rec. Aust. Mus. Vol. 16 (4) pp. 179-210 figs 1-14

Common Names

Common name Source
Southern Shortfin Eel
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Australian Shortfinned Eel
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Freshwater Eel
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River Eel
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Short-fin Eel
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Short-finned Eel
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Shortfin Eel
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Shortfinned Eel
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Silver Eel
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Yellow Eel
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Australian Short-finned Eel
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
ELOPOMORPHA
order
ANGUILLIFORMES
family
ANGUILLIDAE
genus
Anguilla
species
Anguilla australis  Recorded in Australia

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Genbank

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