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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:e153b645-d288-42e6-b168-56f50bc1c215

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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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Neoodax balteatus
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum
    Rights: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum

Description

Males and Females are quite different in appearance. Females are by far more commonly encountered and usually have a brown to green back and a white underside, separated by a black stripe down the middle of the side. Juveniles and some females can appear darker and mottled, however, and the black stripe is not always present. ... source: Reef Life Survey

The Little Weed Whiting can be recognised by its colouration, which varies as the fish grows. Juvenile or initial phase fish are typically greenish brown above and whitish below, with a dark stripe along the midline. Terminal phase Little Weed Whiting have a blueish-grey to green body. The head has yellow to red and blue wavy lines that extend onto the body in larger specimens. ... 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
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Reef Life Survey
Description, Distribution, Habitat, Diet, Threats
Reef Life Survey Images
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Seafood Services Australia
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Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 8.088
Behaviour: Females and juveniles sometimes form loose aggregations over seagrass.
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Little weed whiting;Little rock whiting
Depth: 0-20 m
Description: Males and Females are quite different in appearance. Females are by far more commonly encountered and usually have a brown to green back and a white underside, separated by a black stripe down the middle of the side. Juveniles and some females can appear darker and mottled, however, and the black stripe is not always present. Males are uniformly green to brown, sometimes with a reddish tinge. They have a bright blue ring around their eyes and a fine blue edge to dorsal and anal fins.
Diet: Benthic invertebrates
Distribution: Southern coasts of Australia from south-west to south-east.
Frequency: 8.549
Habitat: Rocky reef and seagrass
IUCN_Threat_status: Least Concern
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Life_History: Sexually dichromatic, but little known of its life history.
Max_size: 140 mm
Range: 471.040
Threats: No major threats to this species are known
similar_species: Females are similar to Halichoeres brownfieldi. These species only overlap in distribution in SW Australia, where the latter is much more abundant. N. balteatus females have a black stripe along the side, a light underside rather than distinct white stripe and lack ocelli on the fins.
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Neoodax balteatus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Odax algensis Richardson, 1840 Richardson, 1840
Published in: Richardson, J. 1840. On some new species of fishes from Australia. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Vol. 8 pp. 25-30
Odax balteatus Valenciennes, 1840 Valenciennes, 1840
Published in: Valenciennes, A. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1840. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons Paris : Levrault Vol. 14 pp. 464 pp. pls 389-420
Odax obscurus Castelnau, 1872 Castelnau, 1872
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1872. Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. 1. The Melbourne fish market. Proc. Zool. Acclim. Soc. Vict. Vol. 1 pp. 29-242 1 pl.
Neoodax waterhousii Castelnau, 1875 Castelnau, 1875
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1875. Researches on the fishes of Australia. Intercolonial Exhibition Essays. 2. pp. 1–52 in, Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876 : Official Record. Melbourne
Odax brunneus Macleay, 1881 Macleay, 1881
Published in: Macleay, W.J. 1881. Descriptive catalogue of the fishes of Australia. Part 3. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 1 Vol. 6 (1) pp. 1-138 pls 1-2

Common Names

Common name Source
Little Weed Whiting
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Ground Mullet
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Little Rock Whiting
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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
LABROIDEI
family
LABRIDAE
subfamily
Odacinae
genus
Neoodax
species
Neoodax balteatus  Recorded in Australia

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