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The posterior cardinal veins and kidneys of fishes, with notes on their phylogenetic significance

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Date Issued:
1981
Title: The posterior cardinal veins and kidneys of fishes, with notes on their phylogenetic significance.
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Name(s): Mok, Hin-Kiu, creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1981
Publisher: The Ichthyological Society of Japan
Extent: 10 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3343795 (digitool), FADT3343795 (IID), fau:6429 (fedora)
Note(s): The variations of the relation and relative size of the posterior cardinal veins and the fusion of the left and right kidneys in some major fish groups are described. The morphological variations of these characters in the two systems are interpreted and hypotheses concerning the phylogenetic interrelationships of the fish groups are made. The neoposterior cardinal veins being equally long is treated as a plesiomorphic character state for actinopterygians. In the vast majority of these fishes the right neoposterior cardinal vein is much longer and larger in diameter than the left one. The left neoposterior cardinal vein of osteoglossomorphs (including hiodontids) is larger and longer than the right. This synapomorphic character state supports their monophyletic relationships.
This article may be cited as: Mok, H.-K. (1981). The posterior cardinal veins and kidneys of fishes, with notes on their phylogenetic significance. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 27(4), 281-290.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #197.
Subject(s): Fishes--Phylogeny
Fishes--Morphology
Ichthyology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3343795
Restrictions on Access: ©1981 The Ichthyological Society of Japan
Host Institution: FAU