• Functional morphology, anatomy and histology of the digestive organs of the catfishPlotosus canius Hamilton

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      Plotosus canius ; morpho-histology; digestive organs

    • Abstract


      The morphology, anatomy and histology of the organs concerned with capture and digestion of food of the canine catfish-eelPlotosus canius Hamilton, have been described. It shows a primitive organisation of digestive organs in the presence of only one type of secretory cell in the gastric glands and diffused pancreatic cells, embedded within the intrahepatic cells. The study indicates the species to be a carnivore with characters of both primitive, as well as, developed carnivorous nature. While discussing, the structural peculiarities observed, have been correlated with type of food generally encountered in the gut of the species.

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      M Sinha1 2

      1. Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute, Barrackpore - 743 101, India
      2. Central Inland Fisheries Research Centre, PO: Netaji Subhash Sanatorium, Distt. Nadia, W.B. - 741 251
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