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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:56626df5-0d55-4692-a320-c3b9fb9f2c3f

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

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum
    Rights: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum

Description

The Blotched Hawkfish has large irregular brownish blotches on the sides of the body sometimes joined to form irregular bars. There is a distinct spot on the operculum behind the eye. There are hairy projections on the tips of the dorsal spines. It is often seen lying motionless on the bottom, propped up on its fin rays.... source: OZ Animals

The Blotched Hawkfish has large, irregular shaped blotches on the sides of the body. There is a distinct spot on the operculum behind the eye and cirri on the tips of the dorsal spines. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology
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: 2.406
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Hawkfish;Blotched hawkfish
Depth: 5–30 m
Description: It sits perched on thickened lower rays of the pectoral fins among sponges and other reef growth, waiting for prey
Distribution: Tropical Australia south to Houtman Abrolhos, WA, and to Merimbula, NSW. Also widespread in the Indo-West Pacific region.
Frequency: 3.805
Habitat: Sheltered and moderately exposed reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Life_History: The blotched hawkfish is primarily a tropical species, but also occurs commonly in deep estuaries along the central NSW coast
Max_size: 120 mm
Range: 210.594
Threats: No major threats to this species are known

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Cirrhitichthys aprinus

Common Names

Common name Source
Blotched Hawkfish
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Red Barred Hawkfish
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Threadfin Hawkfish
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Boar Hawkfish
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Spotted Hawkfish
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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
CIRRHITIDAE
genus
Cirrhitichthys
species
Cirrhitichthys aprinus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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