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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:8ae585d5-b175-4579-aac0-8bfcb327f20f

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:Chaetodon citrinellus
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

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: BIO Photography Group, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
    Rights: BIO Photography Group, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario

Description

The Citron Butterflyfish can be recognised by its colouration. It is white to yellow with numerous dots on the body. A black bar passes through the eye, and the caudal fin is transparent. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

The Speckled Butterflyfish is white or pale yellow with lots of small dark spots on the body. It has a black bar through the eye. The tail is transparent. It is similar in appearance to several other species including G´┐Żnther's Butterflyfish. It can be distinguished from other species by the black margin of the anal fin.... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

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

Species Lists

Tropical fish sightings on the Far South Coast NSW
Common / Alternate Name: Citron Butterflyfish
General comments: Merimbula
Land / Aquatic: Aquatic
RLS profile v3
Abundance: 2.112
Behaviour: Generally occurs as individuals, which move slowly over coral rubble picking at small invertebrates.
Common_Name: Citron butterflyfish;Speckled butterflyfish; Citron Butterflyfish
Description: Pale yellow butterflyfish with dark bar through eye, and rows of fine dots that are horizontal across lower body but slant obliquely across upper body. Distinguished from Chaetodon guentheri in body not darkening significantly to yellow at rear, and possessing a black margin to anal fin.
Diet: Carnivore
Frequency: 2.833
IUCN_Threat_status: Least Concern
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Range: 1202.435
Threats: Overharvesting for aquarium trade

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Chaetodon citrinellus

Common Names

Common name Source
Citron Butterflyfish
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Citron Coralfish
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Speckled Butterfly-fish
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Citron Butterfly
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Lemon Butterflyfish
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Midas Cichlid
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Red Devil
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Speckled Butterflyfish
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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
PERCOIDEI
family
CHAETODONTIDAE
genus
Chaetodon
species
Chaetodon citrinellus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Genbank

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