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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:ed3cc809-3b7e-4c4d-947b-032129dd7ef3

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:Petroscirtes lupus
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia

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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 species can be recognised by its blunt downward-pointing snout, white spots, dark lateral blotches which are separated by lighter areas, and its long-based dorsal fin. source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

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

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 1.333
Behaviour: This fish occupies much the same habitat among boulders and debris in estuaries as is used by the Tasmanian blenny further south
Commercial_Uses: None, other than trivial captures for aquarium trade
Common_Name: Brown sabretooth blenny;
Depth: 0–10 m
Description: The brown sabretooth blenny has a mottled brown body with six to eight dark saddles in the upper region and a dorsal fin with a first spine that projects slightly above the rest
Diet: Its diet is somewhat unusual among blennies in including large quantities of plant material
Distribution: Merimbula, NSW, to southern Qld. Also New Caledonia.
Frequency: 0.145
Habitat: Sheltered reef, seagrass
IUCN_Threat_status: Not assessed
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Max_size: 130 mm
Range: 82.872
Threats: No major threats to this species are known

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Petroscirtes lupus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Dasson lupus (De Vis, 1886)
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Vol. 89 (1) pp. 11-127
Dasson lupus (De Vis, 1886) (De Vis, 1886)
Salarias lupus De Vis, 1886 De Vis, 1886
Published in: De Vis, C.W. 1886. On a lizard and three species of Salarias etc. Proc. R. Soc. Qld Vol. 2 pp. 56-60
Petroscirtes icelii Ogilby, 1894 Ogilby, 1894
Published in: Ogilby, J.D. 1894. Description of five new fishes from the Australasian region. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 2 Vol. 9 (2) pp. 367-374
Dasson steadi (Whitley, 1930)
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1964. A survey of Australian Ichthyology. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Vol. 89 (1) pp. 11-127
Dasson steadi (Whitley, 1930) (Whitley, 1930)
Petroscirtes (Ostreoblennius) steadi Whitley, 1930 Whitley, 1930
Published in: Whitley, G.P. 1930. Ichthyological miscellanea. Mem. Qld Mus. Vol. 10 (1) pp. 8-31 fig. 1 pl. 1

Common Names

Common name Source
Brown Sabretooth Blenny
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Brown Sabertooth Blenny
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Brown Sabre-tooth
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Southern Sabretooth Blenny
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Wolf Fangblenny
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Wolf Fangbelly
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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
BLENNIOIDEI
family
BLENNIIDAE
genus
Petroscirtes
species
Petroscirtes lupus  Recorded in Australia

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