Some histological data on bone and teeth in the grey notothen (Lepidonotothen squamifrons) and in the mackerel icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari) (Notothenioidei; Perciformes; Teleostei)

Meunier F.J., Lecomte F., Duhamel G.

Published date: March 2018
Volume: 42
Number: 1
Pagination: 091-097
Publisher: Société Française d’Ichtyologie
doi: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2018-421-009
Abstract

The grey notothen (Lepidonotothen squamifrons) and the mackerel icefish (Champsocephalus gunnari) (Notothenioidei; Perciformes; Teleostei) are two Southern Ocean acellular boned fishes whose bones show cyclical growth marks. The degree of mineralization of their bony tissues, respectively 1.06 to 1.39 gHA/cm3 and 1.04 to 1.33 gHA/cm3, is close to the values of better known acellular boned fishes like the wolffish, the anglerfish or the horse mackerel. The histological characteristics of bony tissues are not fundamentally different from those observed in other marine acellular boned fishes.

Keywords: Acellular bone - Champsocephalus - Histology - Lepidonotothen - Mineralization - Teeth
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