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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:69263583-031a-4e93-be00-47ae2ce57c01

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.

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WMS

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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Austrolabrus maculatus
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum
    Rights: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum

Description

Highly variable in appearance. Often two-toned with a darker red-brown upper side and light underside, but sometimes more uniformly pink-brown coloured (particularly in juveniles). Has small black spots on side, usually more dense above pectoral fin area. Smaller individuals often have a white-margined black spot (or just the white margin) on the body just below rear end of the dorsal fin and a white band around the caudal peduncle.... source: Reef Life Survey

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images
Reef Life Survey
Description, Distribution, Habitat, Diet, Threats, Synonym
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 4.542
Behaviour: Sometimes curious, but usually ignorant of divers. Often hangs around close to cover or entrances to crevices.
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Blackspotted wrasse;Black-Spotted wrasse
Depth: 3-40 m
Description: Highly variable in appearance. Often two-toned with a darker red-brown upper side and light underside, but sometimes more uniformly pink-brown coloured (particularly in juveniles). Has small black spots on side, usually more dense above pectoral fin area. Smaller individuals often have a white-margined black spot (or just the white margin) on the body just below rear end of the dorsal fin and a white band around the caudal peduncle.
Diet: Benthic invertebrates
Distribution: Central to south-western and central to south-eastern Australia.
Frequency: 17.477
Habitat: Rocky reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Least Concern
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Life_History: Little known about life history
Max_size: 170 mm
Range: 1597.014
Threats: No major threats to this species are known
similar_species: Can be similar to Pseudolabrus mortonii and the pink form of female senator wrasse. It's variability in appearance makes it sometimes difficult to distinguish, but best recognised by small black spots on body and often a white band around the caudal peduncle. The tail is always convex, unlike P. mortonii which has a truncate tail.
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Austrolabrus maculatus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Labrichthys maculata Macleay, 1881 Macleay, 1881
Published in: Macleay, W.J. 1881. Descriptive catalogue of the fishes of Australia. Part 3. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 1 Vol. 6 (1) pp. 1-138 pls 1-2

Common Names

Common name Source
Blackspotted Wrasse
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Black-spotted Parrot Fish
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Black-spotted Wrasse
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Blackspotted Parrotfish
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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
LABROIDEI
family
LABRIDAE
subfamily
Labrinae
genus
Austrolabrus
species
Austrolabrus maculatus  Recorded in Australia

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