Name source
Australian Faunal Directory
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species
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:a479aebb-46b2-4c09-afea-2c83edecfd11

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

RDF

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A JSON view of this information is here here
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Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats
Conservation status
IUCNEndangered

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. Image enhanced during FRDC project

Description

The humphead wrasse is the largest living member of the family Labridae , with males reaching 6 feet (2 m) in length, while females rarely exceed about 3 feet (1 m). It has thick, fleshy lips and a hump that forms on its head above the eyes, becoming more prominent as the fish ages. Males range from a bright electric blue to green, a purplish blue, or a relatively dull blue/green. ... source: Wikipedia

Adult Humphead Maori Wrasse have a relatively deep body, a rounded caudal fin and a hump on the forehead. The fish is green with wavy lines on the body and two lines behind both eyes. The species name 'undulatus' comes from the Latin for 'waved' or 'wavy'. The larvae look very different to adults. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Adult Humphead Maori Wrasse develop thick lips and a bulbous hump on the forehead. Juveniles are pale green with oval dark spots on the scales. There are two black lines running back from the eye. Usually solitary but may occur in pairs. Juveniles are found in coral-rich areas of lagoon reefs, with staghorn Acropora corals, also in algae reefs or seagrasses. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image, Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url
Flickr EOL
Images, Occurrence record
Lizard Island Research Station
Images, Occurrence record
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet, Images, Occurrence record
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Wikipedia
Description, Ecology, Conservation, Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Cheilinus undulatus

Common Names

Common name Source
Humphead Maori Wrasse
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Blue-tooth Groper
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Double-headed Maori Wrasse
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Double-headed Parrot-fish
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Giant Maori Wrasse
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Giant Wrasse
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Hump-headed Maori Wrasse
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Hump-headed Wrasse
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Maori Wrasse
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Napoleon Maori-wrasse
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Napoleon Wrasse
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Humphead
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Humphead Wrasse
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Truck Wrasse
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Undulate Wrasse
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Giant Humphead Wrasse
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Humhead Wrasse
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Napoleonfish
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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
LABROIDEI
family
LABRIDAE
subfamily
Labrinae
genus
Cheilinus
species
Cheilinus undulatus  Recorded in Australia

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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