Morphology Data of Chaetodon bennetti
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Steene, R.C., 1978
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
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: Body yellow and large black blotch with blue circle on sides (Ref. 48636). Juveniles appear to be very similar in coloration to the adults except for the white outline of the black spot which disappears as the fish increases in size Ref. 4859). Snout length 2.9-3.1 in HL. Body depth 1.4-1.7 in SL (Ref. 90102).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chaetodon bennetti

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 36 - 40
Pored lateral line scales 29 - 37
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 8 - 11
Scale rows below lateral line 17 - 19
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 15 - 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 13 - 14
Soft-rays total 15 - 17
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 14 - 16

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 Luna, Susan M.
Modified by Olisa, Kristine Elaine Paz
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