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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:8c378113-b081-4e11-9be4-e7a954cda5e3

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:Istiophorus platypterus
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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
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Description

A fairly compressed body with a long bill and jaws with file-like teeth. It is dark blue above, brownish laterally and silvery below. There are about twenty bars on sides of the body that are made up of bright blue spots. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

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

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Istiophorus platypterus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Xiphias platypterus Shaw & Nodder, 1792 Shaw & Nodder, 1792
Published in: Shaw, G. & Nodder, F.P. 1792. The Naturalist's Miscellany, or coloured figures of natural objects; drawn and described from nature. London Vol. 3 pls 88–110, unnumbered pages
Istiophorus gladius (Bloch, 1793)
Published in: McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Mem. Aust. Mus. Vol. 5 pp. 145–329
Istiophorus gladius (Bloch, 1793) (Bloch, 1793)
Scomber gladius Bloch, 1793 Bloch, 1793
Published in: Bloch, M.E. 1793. Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische Berlin : J. Morino Vol. 7 pp. 144 pp. pls 324-360
Histiophorus pulchellus Cuvier, 1832 Cuvier, 1832
Published in: Cuvier, G.L. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1832. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons Paris : Levrault Vol. 8 pp. 509 pp. pls 209-245
Istiophorus pulchellus (Cuvier, 1832)
Published in: McCulloch, A.R. 1929. A check-list of the fishes recorded from Australia. Part II. Mem. Aust. Mus. Vol. 5 pp. 145–329
Istiophorus pulchellus (Cuvier, 1832) (Cuvier, 1832)
Istiophorus orientalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)
Published in: Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Aust. Fish. Newsl. Vol. 15–17, 19, 20 pp. 1-172
Istiophorus orientalis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842) (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)
Histiophorus orientalis Temminck & Schlegel, 1844 Temminck & Schlegel, 1844
Published in: Temminck, C.J. & Schlegel, H. 1844. Pisces. Fauna Japonica Vol. 4(5–6) pp. 73-112 pls 37-59, 60 (in part)
Istiophorus ludibundus 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

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Sailfish
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Bayonet Fish
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Indo-Pacific Sailfish
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Pacific Sailfish
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Atlantic Sailfish
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Indian Sail Fish
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Indo-pacifc Sailfish
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Indo-pacific Sailfish
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Japanese Sailfish
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Peacock Fish
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Sail Fish
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Sailfin
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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
SCOMBROIDEI
family
ISTIOPHORIDAE
genus
Istiophorus
species
Istiophorus platypterus  Recorded in Australia

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