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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:b0f333ee-4428-4439-9da6-fbed6381b477

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:Monacanthus chinensis
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Description

The Fantail Leatherjacket can be recognised by the large skin flap on the belly, the concave snout profile, the caudal filament, and by the triangular profile of the back. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
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Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url, Images
Flickr EOL
Images, Occurrence record
OZ Animals
Reef Life Survey Images
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Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 2.244
Behaviour: Although primarily a tropical species, it occurs commonly in warm-temperate marine estuaries and is often associated with seagrass beds
Common_Name: Fan-belly leatherjacket;Fanbelly leatherjacket
Depth: 0–50 m
Description: The fanbelly leatherjacket has a number of distinctive features, including an extendible flap on the belly, fine filaments over the body surface, and six small spines in front of the tail
Diet: Omnivore
Distribution: Tropical Australia south to Geographe Bay, WA, and to Western Port, Vic. Also widespread in the Indo-West Pacific region.
Frequency: 3.974
Habitat: Sheltered reef, seagrass
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 380 mm
Range: 1267.505
Threats: Recreational and commercial fishing
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Monacanthus chinensis

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Balistes chinensis Osbeck, 1765 Osbeck, 1765
Published in: Osbeck, P. 1765. Reise nach Ostindien und China. Rostock 565 pp. 13 pls
Balistes geographicus Cuvier, 1816 Cuvier, 1816
Published in: Cuvier, G.L. 1816. Le Règne Animal, distribué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base a l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction a l'anatomie comparée. Les reptiles et les poisons Paris : Déterville Vol. 2 pp. 104-351
Balistes mylii Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1822 Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1822
Published in: Bory de Saint-Vincent, J.B.G.M. 1822. Dictionnarie Classique d'Histoire Naturelle Paris : Rey et Gravier Vol. 2 pp. 621 pp.
Monacanthus megalourus Richardson, 1843 Richardson, 1843
Published in: Richardson, J. 1843. Icones Piscium, or plates of rare fishes London : Richard & John E. Taylor pp. 8 pp. 5 pls
Monacanthus macrolepis Fraser-Brunner, 1941 Fraser-Brunner, 1941
Published in: Fraser-Brunner, A. 1941. Notes on the plectognath fishes. VI. A synopsis of the genera of the family Aluteridae, and descriptions of seven new species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Ser. 11 Vol. 8 (16) pp. 176-199 figs 1-9

Common Names

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Fanbelly Leatherjacket
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Fan-bellied Leather-jacket
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Fan-belly Leatherjacket
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Fan-tailed Leatherjacket
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Fanbellied Leatherjacket
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Fantail Leatherjacket
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Pigfish
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Centreboard Leatherjacket
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Fan-bellied Filefish
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Fan-bellied Leather Jacket
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Fan-bellied Leatherjacket
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Filefish
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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
MONACANTHIDAE
genus
Monacanthus
species
Monacanthus chinensis  Recorded in Australia

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