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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:0b9f8deb-6503-48e0-b952-383fcb924ce6

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:Laccotrephes (Laccotrephes) tristis
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

RDF

To download an RDF/XML document for the concepts and names click here
A JSON view of this information is here here
A html view of this information is here here

Further details

For more details on occurrence webservices, click here
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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats
 Terrestrial Aquatic Habitats

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    Source: Australian Insect Common Names

Online resources

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Species Lists

AFD generated Heteroptera
Museums Field Guide apps species profiles – freshwater invertebrates
Brief description: A dark brown, elongate, aquatic bug with hooked grasping forelegs and a long, thin tube at the tip of the abdomen.
Description : Dark brown. Body elongate and flattened with a long, thin tube (siphon) projecting from the tip of the abdomen. Forelegs adapted for grasping and hooked at the tips.
Biology : Hides among bottom debris with tail siphon at surface for breathing. Seizes passing small animals with forelegs. Prey impaled on bug's rostrum and killed by pumping in digestive enzymes that liquefy body tissues. Same enzymes cause intense pain in humans. Not aggressive, but will bite if handled. Can fly at night, occasionally enters suburban swimming pools.
Habitat: Aquatic, in shallow water. Sometimes appears in swimming pools.
Maximum size (cm): 5.5
Diet: Carnivore
Dangerous: Rarely bites; local reaction if bitten.
Colours: Brown
Distribution: All Australian states; New Guinea, Asia.
Habitat types: Freshwater
Commercial species: False
Author credit: Burwell / Queensland Museum

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Laccotrephes tristis

Synonyms

Synonyms Source
Nepa tristis Stål, 1854 Stål, 1854
Published in: Stål, C. 1854. Nya Hemiptera. Ofv. Svenska Vet.-Akad. För. Vol. 11 (8) pp. 231-255

Common Names

Common name Source
Toe-Biter
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Water Scorpion
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Toe-biter
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
ARTHROPODA
subphylum
HEXAPODA
class
INSECTA
suprageneric
Pterygotes
order
HEMIPTERA
suborder
HETEROPTERA
infraorder
NEPOMORPHA
superfamily
NEPOIDEA
family
NEPIDAE
subfamily
NEPINAE
tribe
NEPINI
genus
Laccotrephes
subgenus
Laccotrephes (Laccotrephes)
species
Laccotrephes (Laccotrephes) tristis  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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