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Fish Biology Ecology Theory

Fish Biology Ecology Theory

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Published by: Jose Augusto Solis Benites on Nov 15, 2011
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The respiratory epithelium covering the air breathing organs of various
teleosts shows a complicated structure. It consists of vascular areas called
the respiratory islets” and non-vascular areas called the “lanes”. Exchange
of gasses takes place inthe islets which are highly vascular and show lamellar
structure in Heteropneustes and Clarias, but are in the form of papillae in
Channa and Amphipnous (cuchia eel). Pillar cells that are characteristic of
the teleostean gill, are present in the respiratory epithelium also (as in Clarias
and H.fossilis).

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