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Table 1 Comparison between the morphological traits of the genus Arothron in this study and previous studies

From: First record of a reticulated toadfish, Arothron reticularis (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae), in Korea

Morphological characteristics Present study Sujatha and Padmavathi (2015) Han (1995)
A. reticularis A. firmamentum A. stellatus
Standard length (SL, mm) 330 264–478 269–350 391–410
 Total length as % SL 121 118–125
 % in body depth 32 34–41 36.0 ± 4.6 48.7 ± 2.3
 % in head length 39 33–36 29.5 ± 0.9 30.8 ± 1.0
 % in predorsal length 80 73–81 69.9 ± 1.2 66.7 ± 1.3
 % in prepectoral length 44 34––40
 % in preanal length 86 72–82 75.0 ± 2.3 70.5 ± 1.3
 % in length of dorsal fin 17 16–19 20.3 ± 1.9 15.4 ± 1.1
 % in length of pectoral fin 13 13–16 14.6 ± 1.1 11.5 ± 0.7
 % in length of anal fin 14 15–17
 % in caudal peduncle depth 15 21–27 12.2 ± 1.8 14.1 ± 0.7
 % in preanus length 80
 % in dorso–caudal peduncle length 18 16.2 ± 0.7 20.5 ± 0.1
 % in ventro–caudal peduncle length 17 18.9 ± 1.2 21.5 ± 1.1
% in head length     
 % in nasal length 35
 % in snout length 38 38–44
 % in eye diameter 27 30–36
 % in interorbital width 54 51–62
Counts     
 Dorsal fin rays 10 10–11 14 11–12
 Pectoral fin rays 18 17–18 13–14 11
 Anal fin rays 10 10–11 15–16 18–19
 Caudal fin rays 11 10–11
 Vertebrae 18 20 18