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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:725bfafe-1de7-4889-80b8-1d9f27af3e8b

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

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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:Aracana ornata
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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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
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Online resources

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Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 1
Behaviour: The ornate cowfish is most often sighted near seagrass beds
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Ornate cowfish;
Depth: 1–60 m
Description: The ornate cowfish is most often sighted near seagrass beds
Distribution: Esperance, WA, to Mallacoota, Vic, and around Tas.
Frequency: 0.258
Habitat: Sheltered seagrass, reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 150 mm
Range: 918.837
Threats: No major threats to this species are known
similar_species: The male ornate cowfish differs from the closely related Shaw’s cowfish in having narrower spines on the back, a prominent bump in front of the eye, and a regular arrangement of blue-centred black spots on the yellow sides of the body. The female ornate cowfish is more difficult to distinguish because it has red, white and black striped sides, but the body is deeper with narrower spines on the back than female Shaw’s cowfish, and the lines along the sides are narrower and more linear
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Aracana ornata

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Ostracion (Aracana) flavigaster Gray, 1838 Gray, 1838
Published in: Gray, J.E. 1838. Notes on fish. Ann. Nat. Hist. Vol. 1 pp. 109-111
Ostracion (Arcana) ornata Gray, 1838 Gray, 1838
Published in: Gray, J.E. 1838. Notes on fish. Ann. Nat. Hist. Vol. 1 pp. 109-111

Common Names

Common name Source
Ornate Cowfish
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Ornate Boxfish
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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
OSTRACIIDAE
genus
Aracana
species
Aracana ornata  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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