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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:1464686d-7212-451c-bb94-65990e29b1cd

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 spectabilis
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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 Banded Morwong can be recognised by its distinctive pattern of seven or eight broad dark coloured bands. Many species of Morwongs (family Cheilodactylidae) are known to have distinctly elongated pectoral fin rays. The pectoral rays of the Banded Morwong however are only slightly elongated. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image, Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images, Occurrence record
Port Phillip Marine Life
Images, Occurrence record
Reef Life Survey Images
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Wikipedia
Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 4.431
Behaviour: The species is abundant on deep reefs and generally congregates in small groups in large caves.
Commercial_Uses: This species has recently been targeted by gillnet fishers, who receive a high price for live-caught animals for export
Common_Name: Banded morwong;Banded morwong
Depth: 3-50 m
Description: The species is abundant on deep reefs and generally congregates in small groups in large caves.
Diet: Benthic Mobile Inverts
Distribution: Victor Harbor, SA, to Seal rocks, NSW, and around Tas. Also NZ.
Frequency: 4.366
Habitat: Exposed reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Life_History: It occurs in eastern and western Tas waters, but is less common north of Bass Strait
Max_size: 1000 mm
Range: 293.860
Threats: Recreational and commercial fishing
South Australian Fish from the AFD
Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – vertebrates
Brief description: Silvery to pale brown with 7?8 broad, reddish-brown to almost black bands on sides, the first 3?4 angled forwards; subsequent bands nearly vertical.
Description : Body moderately deep, compressed; dorsal fin continuous, long-based with a distinct notch between the spinous and soft portions; lower pectoral-fin rays unbranched and thickened; lips thick and fleshy. Silvery to pale brown with 7-8 broad, reddish-brown to almost black bands on sides, the first 3-4 angled forwards; subsequent bands nearly vertical; fins slightly darker with dark margins. Maximum total length 70 cm.
Biology : A large morwong usually seen around kelp areas on exposed rocky reefs, and abundant on deeper reefs in Tasmania.
Habitat: Rocky reefs, to depth of 50 m.
Native status: Native to Australia
Diet: Benthic invertebrates
Distribution: New Zealand and south-eastern Australia.
Habitat types: Marine
Depth: Deep (>30m)
Water column: On or near seafloor
Commercial species: True
Author credit: Dianne J. Bray, Dr Martin F. Gomon / Museum Victoria

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Cheilodactylus spectabilis

Common Names

Common name Source
Banded Morwong
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Brown Banded Morwong
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Carp
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Nanua
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Red Moki
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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 spectabilis  Recorded in Australia

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