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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:bb78321c-991a-4619-b238-f438b759a00b

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:Bovichtus angustifrons
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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 Dragonet has a moderately elongate body and large pectoral fins. Its head is triangular when viewed from above. There is a strong spine projecting from upper margin of the operculum. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
BowerBird
Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description
Flickr EOL
Images, Occurrence record
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 2.466
Behaviour: Adults generally live in caves in deeper water and often have a bright red background colouration, which blends in with nearby coralline algae-encrusted rock. With Clark’s threefin, this is the most abundant small fish living on exposed Vic and Tas reefs. It also occurs in sheltered habitats on jetty pylons and on shallow reefs
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Dragonet;Thornfish; marblefish
Depth: 0–20 m
Description: Dragonets are small fishes that can usually be recognised by the large spine projecting back from the rear of the head. Juvenile dragonet have a drab grey-brown appearance, making them difficult to see in rockpools and on the shallow reefs where they live
Distribution: Ceduna, SA, to Eden, NSW, and around Tas.
Frequency: 1.174
Habitat: Exposed reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 280 mm
Range: 414.784
Threats: No major threats to this species are known
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Bovichtus angustifrons

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Bovichthys angustifrons Regan, 1913 Regan, 1913
Published in: Regan, C.T. 1913. The Antarctic fishes of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition. Trans. R. Soc. Edinburgh Vol. 49 (2) pp. 229-292 figs 1-6 pls 1-11

Common Names

Common name Source
Dragonet
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Horny
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Horny Thornfish
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Marblefish
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Thornfish
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Variegated Marblefish
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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
NOTOTHENIOIDEI
family
BOVICHTIDAE
genus
Bovichtus
species
Bovichtus angustifrons  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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