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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:868c2733-3240-4765-b739-a8d8e2a0ae88

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:Arothron stellatus
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
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO

Description

The Starry Pufferfish is a very large box-shaped pufferfish. Adult Starry Pufferfish are white and covered with small black spots that become more numerous as the fish grows. Juveniles are orange with small black spots and diagonal black stripes across the belly that become spots as the fish matures.... 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
Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 1.300
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Starry puffer;Dotted pufferfish
Depth: (0–16 m)
Diet: Benthic Mobile Inverts
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea to the Tuamoto Islands and Japan to Lord Howe Island. East Atlantic, South Africa .
Frequency: 0.418
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 1.2 m
Range: 693.498
Synonyms: Arothron aerostaticus, Tetrodon staigeri, Tetraodon staigeri
Threats: No major threats to this species are known

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Arothron stellatus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Tetrodon lagocephalus stellatus Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Bloch & Schneider, 1801
Published in: Bloch, M.E. & Schneider, J.G. 1801. Systema Ichthyologiae Iconibus ex Illustratum. Berlin 584 pp. 110 pls
Tetrodon aerostaticus Jenyns, 1842 Jenyns, 1842
Published in: Jenyns, L. 1842. Part 4 Fishes. The Zoology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N. during the years 1832 to 1836 pp. 97-172 pls 21-29
Tetrodon staigeri Castelnau, 1878 Castelnau, 1878
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1878. Australian fishes, new or little known species. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 1 Vol. 2 (3) pp. 225-248 pls 1-2
Tetraodon amabilis Castelnau, 1879 Castelnau, 1879
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1879. Essay on the ichthyology of Port Jackson. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 1 Vol. 3 (4) pp. 347-402
Ovoides aerostaticus otteri Whitley, 1932 Whitley, 1932
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1932. Fishes. Scient. Rep. Gt Barrier Reef Exped. 1928-1929 Vol. 4 (9) pp. 267-316 figs 1-5 pls 1-4

Common Names

Common name Source
Starry Puffer
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Black-lined Pufferfish
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Diagonal-banded Toadfish
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Diagonal-banded Toado
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Star Puffer
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Starry Pufferfish
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Starry Toadfish
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Stellate Toado
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Toado
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Giant Pufferfish, Starry Puffer
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Star Blaasop
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Staring Blow Fish
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Stellate Puffer
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Toby
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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
TETRAODONTIDAE
genus
Arothron
species
Arothron stellatus  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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