Morphology Data of Chaetodon lunulatus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Myers, R.F., 1999
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Description: Dorsal light pink, shading to yellowish ventrally, stripes diagonal almost horizontal, purple; head yellow, eye bar black with yellow margin; broad black stripe with yellow margin across dorsal, anal and caudal fins; dorsal and anal fins red on outer edge with black margin (Ref. 90102). Distinguished by grey caudal peduncle (Ref. 48636). Snout length 3.0-3.8 in HL. Body depth 1.5-1.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chaetodon lunulatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 30 - 39
Pored lateral line scales 27 - 36
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 15 - 23
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 13 - 14
Soft-rays total 20 - 22
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 18 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Pablico, Grace Tolentino
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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