Swollen bones in jacks and relatives (Teleostei: Acanthomorphata: Carangidae)

Chanet B.

Published date: March 2018
Volume: 42
Number: 1
Pagination: 099-103
Publisher: Société Française d’Ichtyologie
doi: https://doi.org/10.26028/cybium/2018-421-010

The Carangidae form one of the teleostean families having the most frequent cases of hyperostosis: these bony gall-like structures can develop in many places of their skeleton. The known cases of this condition are described and analysed in a phylogenetic context. However, the presence of these swollen bones remains for now enigmatic.

Keywords: Carangidae - Hyperostosis - Review
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