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Morphological and histochemical characterization of the digestive tract of the puffer fish Sphoeroides testudineus (Linnaeus 1758) (Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae)

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Author(s):
KAINÃ R.C. FAGUNDES ; MATHEUS M. ROTUNDO ; RENATA B. MARI
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências; v. 88, n. 3, p. 1615-1624, 2016.
Abstract

ABSTRACT Morphological analysis of the digestive tract of Sphoeroides testudineus showed an esophagus with an anterior and a posterior portion, the abdominal pouch. No stomach was observed between the abdominal pouch and the intestine. The intestine was arranged in three segments and two loops, and the distal portion had the rectum opening into the anus. Histochemical analyses showed that the esophagus secreted acid mucosecretions, and that there was a qualitative increase in goblet cells from the proximal to distal area of the intestine. The rectum showed cells secreting acid and neutral mucus. Given these features, this species presents a morphology which creates a link between its ecology and behavior. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/17482-5 - MORPHOLOGICAL DESCRIPTION OF DIGESTIVE TUBE OF Sphoeroides testudineus (Linneaus, 1758) (Tetraodontidae)
Grantee:Kainã Rocha Cabrera Fagundes
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 13/02777-2 - Compared morphological description of the pufferfishes digestive tract of the families Tetraodontidae and Diodontidae
Grantee:Renata de Britto Mari
Support type: Regular Research Grants