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Osteology and myology of the cephalic region and pectoral girdle of Plotosus lineatus, with comments on Plotosidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) autapomorphies
Oliveria, C.; Diogo, R.; Vandewalle, P.; Chardon, M. (2001). Osteology and myology of the cephalic region and pectoral girdle of Plotosus lineatus, with comments on Plotosidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) autapomorphies. J. Fish Biol. 59(2): 243-266. hdl.handle.net/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2001.tb00128.x
In: Journal of Fish Biology. Fisheries Society of the British Isles: London,New York,. ISSN 0022-1112, more
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Keywords
    Plotosus lineatus (Thunberg, 1787) [WoRMS]; Siluriformes [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    catfish; myology; osteology; Plotosidae autapomorphies; Plotosus lineatus; Siluriformes

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  • Oliveria, C.
  • Diogo, R.
  • Vandewalle, P., more
  • Chardon, M.

Abstract
    From comparisons of the cephalic and pectoral girdle structures of Plotosus lineatus with those of other plotosid as well as non-plotosid siluriforms, plotosid catfishes can be defined by at least six autapomorphies. These are: (1) the absence of the ventral division of the muscle arrector dorsalis; (2) the double articulation between the neurocranium and the anterior part of the suspensorium; (3) the greatly enlarged utricular otolith, which profoundly inflates the ventral surfaces of both the prootic and the pterotic; (4) the attachment of the muscle extensor tentaculi on the neurocranium lies further anteriorly than its insertion on the autopalatine; (5) the coronoid process of the mandible is linked to the maxillary by means of two thick, long ligaments; (6) the enlarged base of the maxillary barbel.

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