The brain organization of butterflyfishes

@article{Bauchot2004TheBO,
  title={The brain organization of butterflyfishes},
  author={Roland Bauchot and J M Ridet and Marie-Louise Bauchot},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={25},
  pages={205-219}
}
The encephalization indices of angelfishes (Pomacanthidae) and butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae) are typical of advanced perciform fishes: both families lie in the upper part of the polygon of teleost indices. The chaetodontids seem to be a little more encephalized than pomacanthids. The general morphology of the brains in both families is very similar: small olfactory bulbs, large optic tectum and a cerebellum which covers the brain structures in front of it like a cap. This morphology is… CONTINUE READING

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