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Australian Faunal Directory
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:fd116023-45fc-4136-a046-f55a617a79b7

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

RDF

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Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO

Description

Adult Steephead Parrotfish are greenish blue. There is a brighter blue-green band above the mouth and a wider one below. Uniform yellowish-tan individuals are known but are rare. The tail is rounded in juveniles, but becomes crescent shaped in adults. Males develop a large hump on the head giving them a blunt head appearance. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url, Images
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 1.666
Common_Name: Steep-head parrotfish;Steephead Parrotfish
Depth: (0–11 m)
Distribution: Pacific Ocean, Bali to Pitcairn islands and Ryukyu Islands to Rapa
Frequency: 2.234
IUCN_Threat_status: Least Concern
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 700 mm
Range: 1687.153
Synonyms: Scarus microrhinos
Threats: Subsistence fishing

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Chlorurus microrhinos

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Scarus microrhinos Bleeker, 1854 Bleeker, 1854
Published in: Bleeker, P. 1854. Species piscium batabiensium novae vel minus cognitae. Natuurwet. Tijdschr. Ned.-Indië Vol. 6 pp. 191-202

Common Names

Common name Source
Steephead Parrotfish
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Blunt-head Parrotfish
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Pacific Steephead Parrotfish
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Blunt-headed Parrotfish
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Gibbus Parrotfish
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Heavybeak Parrotfish
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Parrotfish
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Steephead Parrots
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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
Scarinae
genus
Chlorurus
species
Chlorurus microrhinos  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Genbank

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