Articles written in Proceedings – Animal Sciences
Volume 98 Issue 5 September 1989 pp 291-303
Dimensions, micromorphology, microanatomy and cytochemistry of the gills of a swamp catfish,
The filament number among 4 gill arches varies from 144–151 and does not show any significant (
The heterogenous gill arch epithelium contained taste buds and mucous gland openings. Short and stumpy gill rakers signify carnivorous feeding habit of the catfish. The micropockets of the gill filament epithelium entrap some water molecules to protect the gills from desiccation, when the fish is temporarily exposed to water-land interface and acts as a regular source of oxygen to the fish during adverse ecological conditions.