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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:f48ea118-2084-42d8-aa57-fe0b6c64cf9a

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 nigripes
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum
    Rights: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum

Description

The species has a pale head and body with three dark bands, the central band usually the darkest. Interestingly, the fish can "turn off" the central band almost instantly, dramatically changing its colour pattern. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image, Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description
Marine Life Society of South Australia
Images, Occurrence record
Port Phillip Marine Life
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Reef Life Survey Images
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Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Body deep with two broad dark bands on sides, short horns in front of eyes, pectoral fins long with thickened lower rays.
Description : Body compressed, moderately short and deep, dorsal profile of head concave, with short horns in front of eyes, thick lips, and lower rays of pectoral find elongate and thickened. Whitish with two broad dark bands encircling the body, black pelvic fins and a reddish-orange tail. Usually 20 cm long head to tail tip (up to 40 cm).
Biology : Relatively common on southern reefs, and individuals often form small groups on the deeper parts of estuaries and bays. Adults can rapidly change colour and the white space between the dark bands may become grey and the second dark band may appear white. While young Magpie Perch usually occur in sheltered bays in rocky and weedy areas or under piers and jetties, they are also seen in coastal rock pools.
Habitat: Shallow rocky reefs in coastal waters and estuaries.
Native status: Native to Australia
Diet: Carnivore
Distribution: New Zealand and southern Australia.
Habitat types: Marine
Depth: Shallow (1-30m)
Water column: On or near seafloor
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Dianne J. Bray, Dr Martin F. Gomon / Museum Victoria

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Cheilodactylus nigripes

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Goniistius vizonarius (Saville-Kent, 1887)
Published in: Scott, T.D., Glover, C.J.M. & Southcott, R.V. 1974. The Marine and Freshwater Fishes of South Australia Adelaide : Government Printer pp. 392 pp. figs
Goniistius vizonarius (Saville-Kent, 1887) (Saville-Kent, 1887)
Chilodactylus vizonarius Saville-Kent, 1888 Saville-Kent, 1888
Published in: Saville-Kent, W. 1888. Notes on the identity of certain Tasmanian fishes. Pap. Proc. R. Soc. Tas. Vol. 1887 pp. 47-48

Common Names

Common name Source
Magpie Perch
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Black-striped Morwong
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Magpie Morwong
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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 nigripes  Recorded in Australia

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