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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:741809b2-2d80-41d0-8af9-8d066d5d8795

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.

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WMS

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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Dendrochirus brachypterus
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. Image enhanced during FRDC project

Description

The Dwarf Lionfish has large pectoral fins with distinct spotted bands. There is usually a short tentacle above the eye and variably developed leafy appendages on the head and lateral line. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

The Dwarf Lionfish has large pectoral fins with distinct spotted bands. There is usually leafy appendages on the head and along the lateral line, with a short tentacle above the eye. There are thirteen venomous spines on the back, and spine length is similar or slightly longer than body depth. The body is orange-red to reddish brown with indistinct broad bars. ... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
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OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet, Images, Occurrence record
Reef Life Survey Images
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Seafood Services Australia
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Wikipedia
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Species Lists

Tropical fish sightings on the Far South Coast NSW
Common / Alternate Name: Dwarf Lionfish
General comments: Narooma
Land / Aquatic: Aquatic
RLS profile v3
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Dwarf lionfish;
Depth: 5–40 m
Diet: Benthic crustaceans
Distribution: Tropical Australia south to Houtman Abrolhos, WA, and to Montague I, NSW. Also widespread in the Indo-West Pacific region.
Habitat: Sheltered and moderately exposed reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 150 mm
Threats: No major threats to this species are known
similar_species: The dwarf lionfish is seen occasionally in central NSW, where it can be distinguished from close relatives by its small size, curved bands on the pectoral fins, and lack of rays projecting out from the membrane on the pectoral fins

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Dendrochirus brachypterus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Pterois brachyptera Cuvier, 1829 Cuvier, 1829
Published in: Cuvier, G.L. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1829. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons Paris : Levrault Vol. 4 pp. 518 pp. pls 72-99

Common Names

Common name Source
Dwarf Lionfish
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Short-spined Butterfly-cod
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Short-spined Scorpionfish
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Featherfish
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Shortfin Firefish
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Shortfin Lionfish
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Shortfin Turkeyfish
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Shortspined Butterfly-cod
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Zebra Firefish
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
SCORPAENIFORMES
family
SCORPAENIDAE
subfamily
Pteroinae
genus
Dendrochirus
species
Dendrochirus brachypterus  Recorded in Australia

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