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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:0cf1a534-13d1-424a-ac46-e20d300d5fae

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 ephippium
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: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO

Description

The Saddle Butterflyfish can be recognised by the large white-bordered black area on the upper side below the dorsal fin. The body is grey with blue-grey stripes across the lower sides. The breast and snout are yellow. Adults have a filament extending from the back of the dorsal fin. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

The Saddled Butterflyfish has a large black saddle-shaped area edged with white on the top rear part of the body. The body is grey with horizontal blue stripes on the lower half. The snout and throat are yellow. Adults have a filament trailing from the back of the dorsal fin. source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology
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
Abundance: 1.652
Behaviour: Generally occurs in pairs, which move slowly over the reef within small territories picking at small invertebrates.
Common_Name: Saddled butterflyfish;Saddle Butterflyfish; saddled butterflyfish
Description: Squarish multicoloured butterflyfish with long filament projecting from rear of dorsal fin, dark rounded patch bordered below with white at rear of upper body, wavy blue lines along lower sides, yellow snout, and thin pink bar across base of tail and rear of dorsal fin.
Diet: Sesile Inverts
Frequency: 0.961
IUCN_Threat_status: Least Concern
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Range: 762.067
Threats: Overharvesting for aquarium trade

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Chaetodon ephippium

Common Names

Common name Source
Saddle Butterflyfish
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Black-blotched Butterfly-fish
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Saddleback Butterflyfish
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Saddled Butterflyfish
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Blackblotch Butterflyfish
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Blackclothed Butterflyfish
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Saddle-back Butterflyfish
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Saddled Coralfish
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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 ephippium  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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