Name source
Australian Faunal Directory
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Data links
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:4a2312d3-a034-4ed1-ac0f-f59f0feab1b7

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:Balistoides conspicillum
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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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO

Description

The Clown Triggerfish can be recognised by its colouration. It is black with yellow lips. The lower half of the head and body have large white spots. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

The Clown Triggerfish is dark with large white spots over the lower half of the body. The mouth area is yellow. The tail has white band and black edge. Juveniles have white spots over most of the body source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url, Images
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Distribution, Reference, Images

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 1
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Clown triggerfish;Yellow blotched trigger fish
Depth: (0–22 m)
Diet: Invertebrates
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, East Africa to Samoa and Japan to New Caledonia.
Frequency: 0.048
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 500 mm
Range: 10
Threats: No major threats to this species are known
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 169882
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 1
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2823
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 29604
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 0
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/CollectionInfo.aspx?SpeciesID=2823
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 173488
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas2.er.usgs.gov/viewer/omap.aspx?SpeciesID=2823
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 33214
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesMap.aspx?SpeciesID=2823
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 35019
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas2.er.usgs.gov/viewer/omap.aspx?SpeciesID=2823
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 31409
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 1
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2823
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 171685
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesMap.aspx?SpeciesID=2823
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 168079
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 0
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/CollectionInfo.aspx?SpeciesID=2823

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Balistoides conspicillum

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Balistes conspicillum 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

Common Names

Common name Source
Clown Triggerfish
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Big-spotted Trigger-fish
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Clown Trigger-fish
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Bigspotted Triggerfish
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Clown Tiger
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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
BALISTIDAE
genus
Balistoides
species
Balistoides conspicillum  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Name references found in the TROVE - NLA

Genbank

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