Reference : Remodelling of the vertebral axis during metamorphic shrinkage in the pearlfish
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Aquatic sciences & oceanology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/12701
Remodelling of the vertebral axis during metamorphic shrinkage in the pearlfish
English
Parmentier, Eric mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Morphologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Lecchini, David [Institut de Recherche pour le Développement - IRD > > > > > >]
Vandewalle, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Morphologie fonctionnelle et évolutive >]
Jan-2004
Journal of Fish Biology
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
64
1
159-169
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0022-1112
Oxford
[en] Carapus ; development ; metamorphosis ; tenuis ; vertebrae
[en] Body shortening was observed in the pearlfish Carapus homei during metamorphosis. The tenuis larva at first possessed a suite of osseous vertebral bodies of similar length. The reduction in both the number and size of vertebrae followed increasing decalcification, degeneration of organic tissue and shortening. This involved a complete degradation and disappearance of the caudal tip vertebrae, and there was a reduction in the size of most of the remaining vertebrae. The further development of the vertebrae began with ossification of the neural and haemal arches before that of the vertebral body. This second part of the development followed a gradient: a gradual decreases towards the caudal tip in the size of the vertebrae and their completeness. (C) 2004 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/12701
10.1111/j.1095-8649.2004.00294.x

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