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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:8d557b41-f6fb-4e1a-9324-ea086e82d6e8

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:Diodon hystrix
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: BIO Photography Group, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario
    Rights: BIO Photography Group, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario

Description

The Black-spotted Porcupinefish has stout spines on the head and body. It is greenish to grey-brown above and paler below. The head, body and fins are covered with fine black spots. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

The Black-spotted Porcupinefish is a stocky fish with thick spines over the head and body. The spines are folded backwards when the body is not inflated. It is brown, grey or greenish above and paler below. The head, body and fins are covered with small black spots, but without any large blotches. The underside is white surrounded by a darker ring.... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Citizen Science
Authoritative image, Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url, Images
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 2.852
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Spotted porcupinefish;
Depth: (0–16 m)
Diet: Invertebrates, Plankton, Fishes
Distribution: Cosmopolitan
Frequency: 1.062
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 910 mm
Range: 1538.978
Threats: No major threats to this species are known

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Diodon hystrix

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Diodon armillatus Whitley, 1933 Whitley, 1933
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1933. Studies in Ichthyology No. 7. Rec. Aust. Mus. Vol. 19 (1) pp. 60-112 figs 1-4 pls 11-15

Common Names

Common name Source
Spotted Porcupinefish
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Black-spotted Porcupine-fish
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Porcupinefish
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Spotfin Porcupinefish
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Ajargo
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Black-spotted Porcupinefish
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Giant Porcupinefish
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Hedgehog
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Hedgehog Fish
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Porcupine Fish
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Sharptail Mola
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Spot-fin Porcupinefish
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Spotted Percupine Fish
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Spotted Porcupine
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Spotted Porcupine Fish
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
TETRAODONTIFORMES
suborder
TETRAODONTOIDEI
family
DIODONTIDAE
genus
Diodon
species
Diodon hystrix  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

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