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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:95c032fc-9995-4b51-b69b-71db1d14cb95

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

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:Parachaetodon ocellatus
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

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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: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
    Rights: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. Image enhanced during FRDC project

Description

The Ocellate Butterflyfish has a triangular dorsal fin that is mostly yellow. The fish has a white ground colour with five brown to orange bands. The first band, which passes through the eye is orange with black edges. The band that runs below the middle of the

has a dark spot dorsally. There is an oval-shaped mark with a silver

margin on the

.... source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 2.333
Behaviour: Generally occurs in pairs, which move slowly over the reef within small territories picking at small invertebrates.
Common_Name: Ocellate coralfish;Ocellate Butterflyfish; ocellated coralfish
Description: Short-snouted butterflyfish with five vertical yellow-brown bars traversing white body, including dark-edged bar through eye and another at rear of body and tail base.
Frequency: 0.187
IUCN_Threat_status: Least Concern
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Range: 1738.308
Threats: Overharvesting for aquarium trade

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Parachaetodon ocellatus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Platax ocellatus Cuvier, 1831 Cuvier, 1831
Published in: Cuvier, G.L. in Cuvier, G.L. & Valenciennes, A. 1831. Histoire Naturelle des Poissons Paris : Levrault Vol. 7 pp. 531 pp. pls 170-208
Chaetodon townleyi De Vis, 1884 De Vis, 1884
Published in: De Vis, C.W. 1884. New fishes in the Queensland Museum. No. 2. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 1 Vol. 9 (3) pp. 453-462
Parachaetodon townleyi (De Vis, 1884)
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
Parachaetodon townleyi (De Vis, 1884) (De Vis, 1884)

Common Names

Common name Source
Ocellate Butterflyfish
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Eye-spot Butterflyfish
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Ocellate Coralfish
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Six-spined Butterfly-fish
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Six-spined Coralfish
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False Batfish
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Ocellated Butterflyfish
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Ocellated Coral
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Sixspine Butterflyfish
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Sixspined Butterflyfish
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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
CHAETODONTIDAE
genus
Parachaetodon
species
Parachaetodon ocellatus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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