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Chaetodontidae Rafinesque, 1815

125528  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125528)

accepted
Family
marine
Not documented
Description Atlantic (tropical to temperate), Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Highly compressed body. Larvae with the head region covered...  
Description Atlantic (tropical to temperate), Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Highly compressed body. Larvae with the head region covered with bony plates. Spines in anal fin 3-5, usually 3, and 14-23 soft rays. Caudal fin rounded to emarginate. Scales extend onto anal and dorsal fins. Mouth small, terminal and protrusible with a band or rows of small brushlike teeth. Gut coiled several times. Two anteriorly directed processes in swim bladder. Vertebrae 24 (11+13). Most with bright coloration, a dark band across the eye and an 'eyespot' dorsally. Generally near coral reefs. Typically diurnal. Many feed on a combination of coelenterate polyps or tentacles, small invertebrates, fish eggs, and filamentous algae while others are specialists. Most species occur as heterosexual pairs. Chaet- (gr.) = bristle, odont- (gr.) = tooth [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Chaetodontidae Rafinesque, 1815. Accessed through: Kennedy, M.K., L. Van Guelpen, G. Pohle, L. Bajona (Eds.) (2018) Canadian Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/carms/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125528 on 2019-10-23
Kennedy, M.K., L. Van Guelpen, G. Pohle, L. Bajona (Eds.) (2019). Canadian Register of Marine Species. Chaetodontidae Rafinesque, 1815. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/carms./aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125528 on 2019-10-23
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2015-04-17 08:48:21Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Fricke, R., Eschmeyer, W. N. & Van der Laan, R. (eds). (2019). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version accessed dd mmm 2019., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description Atlantic (tropical to temperate), Indian, and Pacific Oceans. Highly compressed body. Larvae with the head region covered with bony plates. Spines in anal fin 3-5, usually 3, and 14-23 soft rays. Caudal fin rounded to emarginate. Scales extend onto anal and dorsal fins. Mouth small, terminal and protrusible with a band or rows of small brushlike teeth. Gut coiled several times. Two anteriorly directed processes in swim bladder. Vertebrae 24 (11+13). Most with bright coloration, a dark band across the eye and an 'eyespot' dorsally. Generally near coral reefs. Typically diurnal. Many feed on a combination of coelenterate polyps or tentacles, small invertebrates, fish eggs, and filamentous algae while others are specialists. Most species occur as heterosexual pairs. Chaet- (gr.) = bristle, odont- (gr.) = tooth [details]
 



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English butterflyfishes  [details]
Japanese チョウチョウウオ  [details]
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