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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:d22cdd51-238c-44ce-b02a-256d16107791

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

RDF

To download an RDF/XML document for the concepts and names click here
A JSON view of this information is here here
A html view of this information is here here

Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum
    Rights: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum

Description

The Titan Triggerfish has a prominent scale pattern on the head and body. The scales have dark centres and paler edges. There is a dark deep groove in front of the eyes. It has around five rows of spines on each side of the tail stem. There is a black region with yellow spots from the eyes to the base of the pectoral fins. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

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

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Giant triggerfish;Titan triggerfish
Diet: Invertebrates
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea to Tuamoto islands and Japan to New Caledonia.
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 750 mm
Threats: No major threats to this species are known

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Balistoides viridescens

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Balistes viridescens 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
Titan Triggerfish
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Black-lipped Triggerfish
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Blue-finned Triggerfish
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Dotty Trigger-fish
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Giant Triggerfish
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Blue Finned Triggerfish
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Bluefin Filefish
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Bluefin Triggerfish
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Dotty Triggerfish
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Moustache Triggerfish
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Mustache Triggerfish
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Triggerfish
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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 viridescens  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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