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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:642c0b47-a606-4e5b-a50c-440b7df6eb39

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

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WMS

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http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Ophthalmolepis lineolatus
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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
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Description

White stripe down the side from under the eye to the tail base, with brick red colouration above this and a lighter yellow to pink below. Juveniles have a yellow face and tail, brighter red colouration and a black spot at the front of the dorsal fin, although the latter is not always easily observed. ... source: Reef Life Survey

Online resources

Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness - Sightings
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Australian National Fish Collection Images
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OZ Animals
Reef Life Survey
Description, Distribution, Habitat, Diet, Threats
Reef Life Survey Images
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Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 5.986
Behaviour: Very inquisitive and freely approaches divers, often inspecting bright or shiny bits of dive gear.
Commercial_Uses: Fished for human consumption
Common_Name: Southern Maori wrasse;Maori wrasse
Depth: 1-30 m
Description: White stripe down the side from under the eye to the tail base, with brick red colouration above this and a lighter yellow to pink below. Juveniles have a yellow face and tail, brighter red colouration and a black spot at the front of the dorsal fin, although the latter is not always easily observed. Bright blue markings on the face and down the side become distinctive in larger individuals, and a black stripe sometimes forms just below the white stripe on the side.
Diet: Benthic invertebrates
Distribution: Southern coasts of Australia from central-west to central-east.
Frequency: 43.055
Habitat: Rocky reef
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Life_History: Protogynous hermaphrodite; females change to males at approximately 295 mm.
Max_size: 410 mm
Range: 1192.529
Threats: Recreational and commercial fishing. Non-target bycatch species of rocklobster and giant crab fishery.
similar_species: Juveniles are very similar to Suezichthys aylingi. Differs from S. aylingi juveniles by lack of large ocellus on rear of dorsal fin, and from larger individuals by more yellow head and presence of lighter stripe along the upper body at the base of the dorsal fin.
South Australian Fish from the AFD

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Ophthalmolepis lineolatus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Julis lineolatus Valenciennes, 1839 Valenciennes, 1839
Published in: Valenciennes, A. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1839. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons Paris : Levrault Vol. 13 pp. 505 pp. pls 369-388
Julis cyanogramma Richardson, 1850 Richardson, 1850
Published in: Richardson, J. 1850. Notices of Australian fish. Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. Vol. 18 pp. 58-77 figs 1-3
Pseudojulis lineata Castelnau, 1873 Castelnau, 1873
Published in: Castelnau, F.L. de 1873. Contribution to the ichthyology of Australia. 8. Fishes of Western Australia. Proc. Zool. Acclim. Soc. Vict. Vol. 2 pp. 123-149
Julis adelaidensis 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

Common Names

Common name Source
Southern Maori Wrasse
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Australian Maori-wrasse
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Butcher's Prick
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Maori
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Maori Parrotfish
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Maori Wrasse
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Rainbow-fish
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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
Labrinae
genus
Ophthalmolepis
species
Ophthalmolepis lineolatus  Recorded in Australia

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