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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:37fd80a3-bfa4-43b3-ae73-268b9559737a

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:Enoplosus armatus
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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    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 Old Wife is easily recognised by its distinctive shape and colouration. It has a deep body, and two separate dorsal fins, the second being sickle-like. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

The Old Wife is a fish found around coastal reefs. It has a deep body, and two separate sickle shaped dorsal fins. The body is silver-white to brown with six to eight black bands. Juveniles have a blotched colour pattern and a white-rimmed spot on the dorsal fin. The Old Wife gets its name from the sound it makes by grinding its teeth after it is caught.... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness - Sightings
Images, Occurrence record
Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Images
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url, Images
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet
Queensland Museum provider for OZCAM
Images, Occurrence record
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Reference

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 9.322
Behaviour: The old wife occurs in pairs or as large solitary individuals on coastal reefs, but more often is seen in large schools in sheltered habitats such as over seagrass beds or beside jetty pylons
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Old wife;
Depth: 0–100 m
Description: The old wife occurs in pairs or as large solitary individuals on coastal reefs, but more often is seen in large schools in sheltered habitats such as over seagrass beds or beside jetty pylons
Diet: Carnivore
Distribution: Kalbarri, WA, to Noosa, Qld, and northern Tas.
Frequency: 21.226
Habitat: Sheltered and moderately exposed reef, seagrass
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 310 mm
Range: 1221.063
Threats: No major threats to this species are known
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Enoplosus armatus

Common Names

Common name Source
Old Wife
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Angelfish
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Bastard Dory
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Double Scalare
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Long-spined Chaetodon
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Moonlighter
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Zebra Fish
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Bastard Dory, Zebra-tail, Zebra Fish
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Zebra-tail
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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
ENOPLOSIDAE
genus
Enoplosus
species
Enoplosus armatus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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