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Morphogenesis of free neuromasts in the larvae of brown-marbled grouper epinephelus fuscoguttatus

Mukai, Yukinori and Leong, Seng Lim (2016) Morphogenesis of free neuromasts in the larvae of brown-marbled grouper epinephelus fuscoguttatus. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology,, 49 (3). pp. 159-171. ISSN 1023-6244 E-ISSN 1029-0362

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Abstract

Newly hatched larvae had one pair of free neuromasts behind the eyes. As the larvae grew, free neuromasts increased in number. Theapical surface of sensory epithelium widened and subsequentlyelongated. The number of sensory hair cells increased and thedirections of maximum sensitivity became both anteroposteriorand dorsoventral on the trunk. Before notochord flexion, only the anteroposterior type was observed. After notochord flexion, two types of neuromasts were observed on the trunk. On the head, the orientation of free neuromasts formed a tangential line to concentric circles around the eyes and nostrils. Free neuromasts on the head could therefore receive stimuli from various angles from predators or zooplanktons. This suggests that these free neuromasts play a role in compensating for a dead angle of vision, and an important role in detecting zooplankton under scotopic vision. Canal organs were observed on the head and operculum in 40-d-old animals.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6616/52248
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free neuromasts; cupulae;neuromast morphology;maximum sensitivity; fish larvae; lateral line
Subjects: S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Dr. Yukinori Mukai
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2016 16:37
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2017 04:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52248

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