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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:bbfca101-c92b-45a4-bec1-5a49dcca9085

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:Chaetodon mertensii
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: J.E. Randall
    Rights: J.E. Randall

Description

Merten's Butterflyfish is most easily recognised by its distinctive colouration. It is white with 6-7 black chevron-shaped markings on the body. The posterior portion of the body and dorsal, anal and caudal fins are yellow-orange. There is a black, silver-edged bar through they eye and a dark mark on the nape.... source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url, Images
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Reference

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 2
Behaviour: Generally occurs in pairs, which move slowly over the reef within small territories picking at small invertebrates.
Common_Name: Mertenss butterflyfish;Mertens' Butterflyfish; Merten's butterflyfish
Description: Squarish butterflyfish with five or six black chevron-shaped stripes on white sides, spiky dorsal fin, black bar through eye, and orange tailfin and rear of body. Distinguished from Chaetodon trifascialis by fewer chevrons on side (5-6 not about 17) and orange rather than black tail, and from Chaetodon xanthurus by chevrons remaining distinct rathe than cross-hatched into a lattice.
Frequency: 0.836
IUCN_Threat_status: Least Concern
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Range: 794.408
Threats: Overharvesting for aquarium trade

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Chaetodon mertensii

Common Names

Common name Source
Mertens' Butterflyfish
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Keel-finned Butterfly-fish
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Merten's Butterflyfish
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Atoll Butterflyfish
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Merten's Coralfish
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Orangebar 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 mertensii  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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