Chaetodontidae


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Nalbant contributed to many international publications by writing the chapters on the families Cobitidae and Chaetodontidae.
Descriptions of three new fishes of the family Chaetodontidae from the Philippine Islands.
Unindentified larvae) I Haemulidae Anisotremus virginicus (Linnaeus, 1758) T Haemulon aurolineatum Cuvier, 1830 O Haemulon parra (Desmarest, 1823) O Haemulon plumieri (Lacep6de, 1801) T Haemulon steindachneri T (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882) Sparidae Diplodus argenteus (Valenciennes, 1830) T Chaetodontidae Chaetodon striatus Linnaeus, 1758 O Pomscentridae Abudefduf saxatilis (Linnaeus, 1758) O Stegastes fuscus (Cuvier, 1830) PR Stegsstes variabilis (Castelnau, 1855) O Stegastes sp.
The most heavily represented family was the Serranidae, followed by the Monacanthidae, Pomacentridae, Labridae, Carangidae, Scorpaenidae, Tetraodontidae, and Chaetodontidae.
Notably, in our ichthyoplankton survey larvae from all of these families, except Chaetodontidae, were collected but regrettably, comparable ichthyoplankton data from the 1970s were not available and our identifications were made only to the family level.
This, to our knowledge, is the first report of cleaning behavior by this species; the nature of its cleaning also appears to be unique within the Chaetodontidae.
In declining order of importance, these families were the Scaridae, Acanthuridae, Holocentridae (exclusively of the subfamily Holocentrinae, the squirrelfishes), Monacanthidae, Priacanthidae, Chaetodontidae, Aulostomidae, and Cirrhitidae (Table 2).