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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:85953a54-f746-4528-abe1-35c51bac61d3

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

JSON

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Paracanthurus hepatus
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

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Further details

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Marine Habitats

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: J.E. Randall
    Rights: J.E. Randall

Description

The Blue Tang is a surgeonfish (family Acanthuridae) that is easily recognised by its blue body with black markings. The caudal fin is yellow with a black stripe along both the upper and lower margins.The species has a blade on both sides of the

and venomous fin spines. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url, Images
Flickr EOL
Images, Occurrence record
Lizard Island Research Station
Images, Occurrence record
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Reference

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 7.166
Common_Name: Blue tang;Palette surgeonfish
Depth: (0–15 m)
Diet: Plankton
Distribution: Indo-Pacific, East Africa to Kiribati and Japan to New Caledonia, and Samoa.
Frequency: 1.003
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 310 mm
Range: 354.716
Threats: Subsistence fishing

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Paracanthurus hepatus

Common Names

Common name Source
Blue Tang
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Blue Surgeon
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Blue Surgeonfish
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Flag-tail Surgeon-fish
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Indo-pacific Bluetang
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Palette Surgeonfish
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Palette Tang
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Wedgetailed Blue Tang
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Common Surgeon
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Doctorfish
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Flagtail Surgeonfish
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Hepatus Tang
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Palette Surgeon
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Regal Blue Surgeonfish
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Wedge-tailed Tang
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Wedgetail Blue Tang
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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
ACANTHUROIDEI
family
ACANTHURIDAE
genus
Paracanthurus
species
Paracanthurus hepatus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Name references found in the TROVE - NLA

Genbank

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