Morphology Data of Chaetodon trifasciatus
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 mature adults only
Remarks Spiny part of the anal fin in females is pink; red in males.

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 pale orange, dorsally and posteriorly blue, diagonal stripes nearly horizontal, purple; eye bar black, margin yellow; anal fin bar black, margin yellow, base reddish; caudal fin base also reddish. Distinguished by the orange caudal peduncle (Ref. 48636). Tip of caudal fin is transparent (Ref 4855). Snout length 3.3-4.4 in HL. Body depth 1.5-1.8 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chaetodon trifasciatus

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 30 - 39
Pored lateral line scales 27 - 36
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 6
Scale rows below lateral line 13 - 15
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 15 - 23
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 13 - 14
Soft-rays total 20 - 22
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 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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