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

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:16c23dbb-ad59-4c99-92e2-c94d019180ba

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

RDF

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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. Image enhanced during FRDC project

Description

The Red Morwong can be recognised by its colouration and extended lower pectoral fin rays. Adults are orange-brown to dark brown above and pale below. Small juveniles are silvery with dark bands crossing the upper sides and dorsal fin. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness - Sightings
Images, Occurrence record
Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Images, Occurrence record
Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
Images, Occurrence record
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image, Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url
Reef Life Survey Images
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Wikipedia
Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Red colouration, long thickened pectoral fin rays, large fleshy lips.
Description : Recognised by its colouration and extended and thickened lower pectoral fin rays. Adults are orange-brown to dark brown above and pale below. Small juveniles are silvery with dark bands crossing the upper sides and dorsal fin. Adults have large fleshy lips and a forked caudal fin. There are horn-like bumps in front of the eyes. Body size up to 65 cm.
Biology : Commonly seen resting on the bottom, perched on their long thickened pectoral fin rays. Diet consists of worms and other small invertebrates. Prey is filtered through the gills from randomly-taken mouthfuls of sand or matter scraped from the rocks.
Habitat: Rocky reefs to a depth of 30 m; juveniles live on algae covered reefs.
Maximum size (cm): 65
Diet: Carnivore
Colours: Orange, Brown
Distribution: Eastern Australia
Habitat types: Marine
Depth: Shallow (1-30m)
Water column: Midwater
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Mark McGrouther / Australian Museum

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Cheilodactylus fuscus

Common Names

Common name Source
Red Morwong
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Sea Carp
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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
CHEILODACTYLIDAE
genus
Cheilodactylus
species
Cheilodactylus fuscus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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