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Australian Faunal Directory
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:bd56e13e-f380-430c-89b2-ce5045e57de5

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:Eurypharynx pelecanoides
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
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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: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. Image enhanced during FRDC project

Description

The Pelican Eel has an elongate body with a luminous organ at the end of the tail. The eyes are tiny and close to the snout. There are several rows of small teeth in the massive jaws. The species is black, sometimes with a white line or groove on either side of the dorsal fin. The Pelican Eel is the only species in the family Eurypharyngidae.... source: Australian Museum Factsheets

The pelican eel's most notable feature is its enormous mouth, much larger than its body. The mouth is loosely-hinged, and can be opened wide enough to swallow a fish much larger than the eel itself. The pouch-like lower jaw resembles that of a pelican , hence its name. The stomach can stretch and expand to accommodate large meals, although analysis of stomach contents suggests that the eels primarily eat small crustaceans . ... source: Wikipedia

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Images
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Description, Reference

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Eurypharynx pelecanoides

Common Names

Common name Source
Pelican Eel
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Big-mouth Gulper
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Deep-sea Gulper Eel
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Gulper Eel
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Pelican Fish
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Pelican Gulper
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Pelican Gulper Fish
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Umbrellamouth Gulper
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
ELOPOMORPHA
order
SACCOPHARYNGIFORMES
family
EURYPHARYNGIDAE
genus
Eurypharynx
species
Eurypharynx pelecanoides  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Genbank

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