Name source
Australian Faunal Directory
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species
Data links
LSID JSON / WMS /RDF

Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:79c9be5a-e529-4dee-becb-24a95eaf8f41

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:Bolbometopon muricatum
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
Conservation status
IUCNVulnerable

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO

Description

The Double-headed Parrotfish can be recognised by the distinct hump on the head of adults, its drab colouration, and large size. It is the largest of all the parrotfishes. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

The adult Double-headed Parrotfish has a distinct hump on the head. It is a fairly dull grey or dark green fish with some scattered lighter spots. Sometimes forms large schools that graze on algae. during the day. Parrotfish have teeth like a beak that they use to graze algae off the reef surface of the reef. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

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

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Common_Name: Hump-head parrotfish;Bumphead Parrotfish
Diet: Invertebrates, Algae
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea to the Line Islands and the Yaeyama and Wake islands to Australia
IUCN_Threat_status: Vulnerable
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 1.3 m
Threats: Commercial fishing
State listed spp (non EPBC)
IUCN red list 2011.2

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Bolbometopon muricatum

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Scarus muricatus Valenciennes, 1840 Valenciennes, 1840
Published in: Valenciennes, A. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1840. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons Paris : Levrault Vol. 14 pp. 464 pp. pls 389-420

Common Names

Common name Source
Bumphead Parrotfish
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Double-headed Parrotfish
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Green Humphead Parrotfish
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Hump-head Parrotfish
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Humphead 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
Scarinae
genus
Bolbometopon
species
Bolbometopon muricatum  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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