Morphology Data of Chaetodon auriga
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Burgess, W.E., 1978
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking fins
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly concave
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales ctenoid scales
Diagnosis

Description: There is a pattern of `chevron' markings on the sides and a prominent black spot at the posterior edge of the soft portion of the dorsal fin. Adults of this species have a prominent black vertical band running across the eye, and a filament trailing posteriorly from the upper soft portion of the dorsal fin. Juveniles with a black bar over the head that hides the eye and an eye-sized black spot on the soft dorsal fin (Ref. 48636). Snout length 2.2-2.8 in HL. Body depth 1.6-1.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chaetodon auriga

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 33 - 43
Pored lateral line scales 29 - 40
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5 - 6
Scale rows below lateral line 13 - 17
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 16 - 20
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 12 - 13
Soft-rays total 22 - 25
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 19 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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