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Australian Faunal Directory
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:79f038aa-6eba-4ebd-8e98-6c0683703d1c

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:Cephaloscyllium laticeps
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
Conservation status
IUCNLeast Concern

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO, Image enhancement funded by CSIRO/FRDC

Description

The Australian swellshark has a stocky, rounded body that tapers significantly to the short caudal peduncle . The head comprises no more than a fifth of the total length and is broad and moderately flattened, with a very short, thick, blunt snout. The nostrils are divided into small incurrent and excurrent openings by short, triangular flaps of skin that do not reach the mouth. ... source: Wikipedia

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image, Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images, Occurrence record
OZ Animals
Images, Occurrence record
Port Phillip Marine Life
Images, Occurrence record
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Wikipedia
Description, Distribution, Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Body stout, brownish-grey with dark patches, a wide dark band behind eyes.
Description : Body robust, brownish to greyish with a broad dark saddle behind the eyes, and a dense pattern of very dark irregular spots, blotches and saddles, sometimes with paler flecks. Small juveniles have small dark spots and faint saddle-like blotches; larger juveniles have darker saddles only. Up to 1 m long head to tail tip.
Biology : Draughtboard Sharks are active at night, and remain relatively motionless on the seafloor during the day. Females lay cream-coloured egg cases that are covered in ridges and have tendrils that attach to seaweed. When disturbed or threatened, these sharks increase their size by inflating their stomachs with air or water in an attempt to avoid predation.
Habitat: Coastal waters, to depth of 60 m.
Native status: Native to Australia
Diet: Carnivore
Distribution: Southern Australia.
Habitat types: Marine
Depth: Deep (>30m)
Water column: On or near seafloor
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Dianne J. Bray, Dr Martin F. Gomon / Museum Victoria

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Cephaloscyllium laticeps

Common Names

Common name Source
Draughtboard Shark
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Australian Swellshark
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Flopguts
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Isabell's Swell Shark
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Nutcracker Shark
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Rock Shark
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Sleepy Joe
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Spotted Swellshark
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Swell Shark
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Whitefinned Swellshark
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Australian Swell Shark
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
CHONDRICHTHYES
subclass
ELASMOBRANCHII
order
CARCHARHINIFORMES
family
SCYLIORHINIDAE
genus
Cephaloscyllium
species
Cephaloscyllium laticeps  Recorded in Australia

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Genbank

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