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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:c9418d74-4928-4de8-b21e-4e9cb4ed181b

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:Cyprinocirrhites polyactis
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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 Lyretail Hawkfish has numerous short filaments at the tip of each dorsal spine. It has a greatly elongated first dorsal ray (in the middle of the dorsal fin), long lower pectoral rays and a lunate caudal fin with filamentous upper an lower rays. Its colour varies from pink to brown. 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
Reef Life Survey Images
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Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Reference

Species Lists

QLD Wildlife Data - species profile notes
AcceptedCommonName: lyretail hawkfish
KingdomName: Animalia
KingdomCommonName: animals
ClassName: Actinopterygii
ClassCommonName: ray-finned fishes
FamilyName: Cirrhitidae
FamilyCommonName: hawkfishes
FamilyRank: 950750
Description: The lyretail hawkfish varies from pink to orange to brown in colour. It has a greatly elongated first dorsal ray (in the middle of the fin along the spine) and long lower pectoral rays behind the gills. The tail is half-moon shaped with long upper and lower rays. It has numerous short filaments (cirri) at the tip of each dorsal spine along the backbone. This fish grows to a length of 15cm. It differs from other Australian hawkfish species by having a shorter snout and the half-moon shaped tail fin.
BOTStatusCode: L
Endemicity: N
Distribution: The species occurs in tropical and warm temperate marine waters of the Indo-west Pacific. In Australia, it is known from Western Australia and from the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland to southern New South Wales.
Habitat: The species inhabits rubble areas on coral reefs and inshore waters. The lyretail hawkfish is also commonly found in deep water in sponge habitats.
Behaviour: Most Australian hawkfish species are usually seen on the bottom; however the lyretail hawkfish is often found swimming high above the bottom where it feeds on zooplankton.
Diet: The lyretail hawkfish feeds on zooplankton.
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. 1346. ABRS & CSIRO Publishing: Collingwood.
McGrouther, M. (2005). Find a Fish: Lyre-tail Hawkfish, Cyprinocirrhites polyactis Bleeker, 1875. Australian Museum, Sydney, accessed 16/10/2008, [http://www.austmus.gov.au/fishes/fishfacts/fish/cpolyact.htm].
Author: (2008-11-09 00:00:00)

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Cyprinocirrhites polyactis

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Cirrhitichthys polyactis Bleeker, 1875
Published in: Bleeker, P. 1875. Sur les espèces insulindiennes de la famille des cirrhitéoïdes. Verh. Akad. Amsterdam Vol. 15 pp. 1-20
Cirrhitichthys polyactis Bleeker, 1875 Bleeker, 1875 Bleeker, 1875
Cyprinocirrhites ui Tanaka, 1917 Tanaka, 1917 Tanaka, 1917
Published in: Tanaka, S. 1917. Three new species of Japanese fishes. Zool. Mag. Tokyo Vol. 29 pp. 268-269

Common Names

Common name Source
Lyretail Hawkfish
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Swallowtail Hawkfish
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Lyre-tail Hawkfish
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Swallowtail Hawfish
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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
Cyprinocirrhites
species
Cyprinocirrhites polyactis  Recorded in Australia

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