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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:116ad1b8-f5a3-484f-b429-173298e563d4

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

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia

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    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO
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Description

The Largehead Hairtail has a elongate, compressed body that tapers to a pointed tip. There is no caudal fin. It has a large mouth with barbed fangs on the jaws. There are over 130 dorsal fin elements. In life, the fish is steel blue to silver coloured, which makes it very difficult to photograph underwater due to reflection from the camera flash.... source: Australian Museum Factsheets

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
Images, Occurrence record
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image, Images, Occurrence record
Encyclopedia of Life
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Wikipedia
Reference, Images, Occurrence record

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Trichiurus lepturus

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Clupea haumela Forsskål, 1775 Forsskål, 1775
Published in: Forsskål, P. 1775. Descriptiones animalium avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium; quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris rubri geographica Hauniae : Mölleri pp. 1-20 + i-xxxiv + 1-164, 43, pls
Trichiurus haumela (Forsskål, 1775) (Forsskål, 1775)
Trichiurus savala Cuvier, 1829
Published in: Cuvier, G.L. 1829. Le Règne Animal Distribué d'après son Organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée. Poissons Paris : Fortin, Masson et Co. Vol. 2 pp. 122-406
Trichiurus savala Cuvier, 1829
Published in: Grant, E.M. 1991. Fishes of Australia Brisbane : EM Grant Pty Ltd pp. 480 pp.
Trichiurus savala Cuvier, 1829
Published in: Allan, R. 2002. Australian Fish and How to Catch Them Sydney : New Holland Publishers (Australia) pp. 394 pp.
Trichiurus savala Cuvier, 1829 Cuvier, 1829
Trichiurus coxii Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887 Ramsay & Ogilby, 1887
Published in: Ramsay, E.P. & Ogilby, J.D. 1887. Descriptions of new Australian fishes. Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. Ser. 2 Vol. 2 (3) pp. 561-564
Trichiurus haumela (Forsskål, 1775)
Published in: Munro, I.S.R. 1961. Handbook of Australian fishes. Nos 1–42. Aust. Fish. Newsl. Vol. 15–17, 19, 20 pp. 1-172

Common Names

Common name Source
Largehead Hairtail
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Australian Hairtail
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Cox's Hairtail
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Cutlass-fish
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Hair-tail
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Large-headed Hairtail
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Northern Hairtail
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Ribbonfish
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Atlantic Cutlassfish
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Common Hairtail
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Cutlass Fish
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Grey Ribbon Fish
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Hair Tail
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Large Headed Hairtail
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Large-head Ribbonfish
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Largeheaded Ribbonfish
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Pacific Cutlassfish
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Ribbon Fish
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Silverfish
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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
SCOMBROIDEI
family
TRICHIURIDAE
genus
Trichiurus
species
Trichiurus lepturus  Recorded in Australia

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Genbank

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