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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:c2a85b4b-5900-448d-9493-442ecfd349f2

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:Chironemus marmoratus
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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 Eastern Kelpfish has a pointed snout and a small mouth. It has large pectoral fins with branched rays above and thickened unbranched rays below. The species is grey, brown, green or pinkish with large dark blotches on the body. There are numerous small white spots on the body and fins. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

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

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 5.431
Behaviour: It occurs commonly in the surge zone of coastal reefs.
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Eastern kelpfish;Eastern kelpfish; kelpfish
Depth: 0-20 m
Description: It occurs commonly in the surge zone of coastal reefs.
Diet: Benthic Mobile Inverts
Distribution: Central and southern east coast of Australia.
Frequency: 7.668
Habitat: Rocky reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Life_History: Little known about life history
Max_size: 400 mm
Range: 256.925
Threats: No major threats to this species are known
similar_species: it is sometimes confused with the rock cale Aplodactylus lophodon, a species in a related family, with a rounded head but generally similar appearance. A closely related species, the western kelpfish Chironemus georgianus, occurs along the southern coast. The western kelpfish has tufts of filaments on the dorsal spines and lacks white spots on the head and scales. It behaves differently from the eastern kelpfish, as it is a more secretive species that spends much of its time in caves and ledges

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Chironemus marmoratus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Chironemus aboriginalis Whitley, 1931
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1931. New names for Australian fishes. Aust. Zool. Vol. 6 (4) pp. 310-334 1 fig. pls 25-27
Chironemus aboriginalis Whitley, 1931 Whitley, 1931

Common Names

Common name Source
Eastern Kelpfish
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Hiwihiwi
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Kelp-fish
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Large Kelpfish
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Kelpfish
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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
CHIRONEMIDAE
genus
Chironemus
species
Chironemus marmoratus  Recorded in Australia

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