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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:a5c29dff-a449-45dd-9d2f-7d6e50f98ba9

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:Nemadactylus douglasii
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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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 Grey Morwong can be recognised by its colour and pectoral fin shape. It is silvery blue, with the upper surface sometimes tinted yellow or brown. The median fins are blue. 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
OZ Animals
Reef Life Survey Images
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Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 2.343
Behaviour: while the species is occasionally seen over sand beside reefs in NSW, the largest schools occur below diveable depths, where they are commercially trawled
Commercial_Uses: It is commercially trawled.
Common_Name: Grey morwong;Grey morwong
Depth: 10-100 m
Description: while the species is occasionally seen over sand beside reefs in NSW, the largest schools occur below diveable depths, where they are commercially trawled
Diet: Benthic Mobile Inverts
Distribution: Wilsons Promontory, Vic, to Moreton Bay, Qld, and south to Storm Bay, Tas. Also NZ.
Frequency: 3.736
Habitat: Exposed sand, reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 740 mm
Range: 211.857
Threats: Recreational and commercial fishing
similar_species: The grey morwong has a similar shape to the jackass morwong but is easily recognised by its distinctive blue colouration, particularly on the fins

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Nemadactylus douglasii

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Chilodactylus douglasii Hector, 1875 Hector, 1875
Published in: Hector, J. 1875. Notes on New Zealand ichthyology. Trans. Proc. N.Z. Inst. Vol. 7 (34) pp. 239-250 pls 10-11
Chilodactylus morwong Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886 Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886
Published in: Ramsay, E.P. & Ogilby, J.D. 1886. On an undescribed species of Chilodactylus from Port Jackson. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 2 Vol. 1 (3) pp. 879-880
Dactylopagrus morwong (Ramsay and Ogilby, 1886)
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
Dactylopagrus morwong (Ramsay and Ogilby, 1886) (Ramsay and Ogilby, 1886)

Common Names

Common name Source
Grey Morwong
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Blue Morwong
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Butterfish
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Douglas Morwong
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Eastern Blue Morwong
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Great Perch
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Lubra-lip
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Morwong
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Mowie
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Porae
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Rubber-lip Morwong
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Rubberlip Perch
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Silver Morwong
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Douglas' Morwong
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Rubberlip Morwong
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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
CHEILODACTYLIDAE
genus
Nemadactylus
species
Nemadactylus douglasii  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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