Name source
Australian Faunal Directory
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species
Data links
LSID JSON / WMS /RDF

Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:31d8397b-38b0-475c-882f-ad3a4d58cda8

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

For a JSON view of this data, click here

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

RDF

To download an RDF/XML document for the concepts and names click here
A JSON view of this information is here here
A html view of this information is here here

Further details

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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

Online resources

Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image, Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images, Occurrence record, Video Page Url
Lizard Island Research Station
Images, Occurrence record
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Species Lists

Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 167889
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 0
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/CollectionInfo.aspx?SpeciesID=2607
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 171495
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesMap.aspx?SpeciesID=2607
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 31219
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 1
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2607
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 169692
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 1
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2607
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 173298
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas2.er.usgs.gov/viewer/omap.aspx?SpeciesID=2607
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 29414
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 0
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/CollectionInfo.aspx?SpeciesID=2607
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 34829
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas2.er.usgs.gov/viewer/omap.aspx?SpeciesID=2607
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 33024
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesMap.aspx?SpeciesID=2607
QLD Wildlife Data - species profile notes
AcceptedCommonName: spotted hawkfish
KingdomName: Animalia
KingdomCommonName: animals
ClassName: Actinopterygii
ClassCommonName: ray-finned fishes
FamilyName: Cirrhitidae
FamilyCommonName: hawkfishes
FamilyRank: 950750
Description: The spotted hawkfish is pink to white in colour with almost black to bright-red spots or blotches over the body, tail and dorsal fins. The colour of the blotches is usually associated with depth; they are usually red at greater depth. They grow to a length of 9cm.
BOTStatusCode: L
Endemicity: N
Distribution: The spotted hawkfish is found in tropical marine waters throughout the Indo-Pacific. In Australia it occurs from South Passage to North West Cape, Western Australia (including the territories of Ashmore and Cartier Islands and Scott Reef), and from Lizard Island, Queensland to Sydney, New South Wales.
Habitat: The spotted hawkfish occurs in clear shallow coastal waters through to deep offshore coral and rocky reefs, to depths of 40m. They usually occupy reef crests that are often in strong surge zones.
Behaviour: Hawkfish are generally observed perched on their thickened pectoral fins. They sit in this manner on the bottom, while observing their surroundings for food. Hawkfish have excellent eyesight, enabling them to see prey from a long distance.
Diet: Most hawkfish feed on small vertebrate prey such as shrimp, worms or fish.
References: Egerton, L. (ed.) (2005). Encyclopedia of Australian Wildlife, (Revised Edition). Readers Digest Pty Ltd, Sydney.
Hoese, D.F., Bray, D.J., Paxton, J.R. & Allen, G.R. (2006). Fishes. In Beesley, P.L. & Wells, A. (eds) Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Volume 35.2, p. 1345. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.
Kuiter, R.H. (1996). Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia. New Holland Ltd, Sydney.
Author: (2008-11-09 00:00:00)

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus

Common Names

Common name Source
Spotted Hawkfish
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Pixy Hawkfish
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Sharp-headed Hawkfish
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Coral Hawkfish
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Coral Hopper
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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 oxycephalus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Name references found in the TROVE - NLA

Genbank