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

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors different colors in juveniles and adults
Remarks Juveniles have a black ocellus on the soft dorsal fin, a dark band across the base of the tail & transparent caudal fin which all change with increasing size

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
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: Body golden brown or brown, horizontal stripes dark brown, head with vertical stripes one broad white with anteriorly adjacent black through eye. Tip of caudal fin is transparent (Ref. 4855). Snout length 2.7-3.4 in HL. Body depth 1.4-1.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chaetodon auripes

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 37 - 45
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 7 - 7
Scale rows below lateral line 13 - 14
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 17 - 22
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 12 - 12
Soft-rays total 23 - 24
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 18 - 19

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 15
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 Luna, Susan M.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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