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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:bde05451-991b-48dc-ad75-2de017512c14

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:Rhinecanthus aculeatus
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: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum
    Rights: B. Hutchins, Western Australian Museum

Description

Lagoon triggerfish lives in the reefs and sandy areas of coral reefs where it eats just about everything that comes along. They are always restlessly swimming around and can vigorously protect their territory against intruders, including divers, especially when guarding their eggs during reproduction season. ... source: Wikipedia

The species can be recognised by its distinctive colouration. It is largely whitish with a dark region midlaterally. There are four white-blue stripes descending from the side of the body to that anal fin. Four blue lines cross between the eyes and there are three blue lines between the eyes and the pectoral fin bases. ... source: Australian Museum Factsheets

The Hawaiian Triggerfish is easily recognised by the pattern. The mouth is small and eyes are set well back on the large head. There are prominent vertical stripes through the eye and over the top of the head. There are also prominent backward swept dark stripes on the lower part of body. A horizontal yellow stripe runs from the mouth to the gills.... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Images
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Description, Reference

Species Lists

Tropical fish sightings on the Far South Coast NSW
Common / Alternate Name: Picasso Triggerfish
General comments: Merimbula
Land / Aquatic: Aquatic
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 171640
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesMap.aspx?SpeciesID=2766
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 169837
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 1
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2766
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 31364
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 1
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?SpeciesID=2766
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 33169
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/SpeciesMap.aspx?SpeciesID=2766
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 168034
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 0
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/CollectionInfo.aspx?SpeciesID=2766
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 34974
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas2.er.usgs.gov/viewer/omap.aspx?SpeciesID=2766
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 173443
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 3
URL: http://nas2.er.usgs.gov/viewer/omap.aspx?SpeciesID=2766
Global Invasive Species Information Network (GISIN)
ID: 29559
Provider: Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Program
Kingdom: 5
Language: English
ResourceType: 0
URL: http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/CollectionInfo.aspx?SpeciesID=2766

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Rhinecanthus aculeatus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Balistes aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758 Linnaeus, 1758
Published in: Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna tria Naturae, secundem Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentis, Synonymis, Locis. Tom.1 Editio decima, reformata Holmiae : Laurentii Salvii pp. 824
Balistes ornatissimus Lesson, 1831 Lesson, 1831
Published in: Lesson, R.P. 1831. Poissons. Voyage Autour du Monde, exécuté par ordre du Roi, sur la corvette de sa Majesté, La Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825, sous le minestère et conformément aux instructions de S.E.M. le Marquis de Clermont-Tonnerre, Ministre de la Marine; et publié sous les auspices de son Excellence Mgr le Cte de Chabrol, Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies Vol. 2 pp. 21 pls pp. pp. 66-238 pls 1-38

Common Names

Common name Source
Hawaiian Triggerfish
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Black-barred Trigger-fish
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Blackbar Triggerfish
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Hawaiian Trigger-fish
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White-barred Triggerfish
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Whitebanded Triggerfish
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Lagoon Humu
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Lagoon Triggerfish
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Lagoon Triggerfish, Blackbar Triggerfish, Picassofish, Jamal
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Painted Trigger
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Picasso
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Picasso Fish
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Picasso Triggerfish
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Picassofish
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Prickly Triggerfish
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Striped Triggerfish
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White-banded Triggerfish
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Whitebarred Triggerfish
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
TETRAODONTIFORMES
suborder
TETRAODONTOIDEI
family
BALISTIDAE
genus
Rhinecanthus
species
Rhinecanthus aculeatus  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Genbank

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