|Basic info||Taxonomic history||Classification||Relationships|
|Morphology||Ecology and taphonomy||External Literature Search||Age range and collections|
Actinopteri - Chaetodontidae
If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.
|G. Carnevale 2006||Body oval; snout pointed, moderately developed; anterior mesethmoid face flat; posterior limit of mesethmoid extending beyond the level of the lateral ethmoids; posterior mesethmoid face unperfo- rated; vomer apparently toothed; ventral arm of ecto- pterygoid broad; six branchiostegal rays; 24 (10 + 14) vertebrae; vacant interneural space between sixth and seventh precaudal vertebrae; eight pairs of subequal well-developed pleural ribs; two supraneurals in sequential articulation with the supraoccipital crest and the first dorsal pterygiophore; upper portion of the first dorsal pterygiophore with two lateral expansions forming a definite groove; dorsal and anal fin formulae XIII + (19–21) and III + (17–18), respectively; 12 pec- toral rays; lateral line in high curved arch.|