|First report on vertebral abnormality in the fivebeard rockling Ciliata mustela (Linnaeus, 1758) (Osteichthyes: Lotidae) from Masfjorden, Western Norway|Jawad, L.A.; Fjelldal, P.G.; Hansen, T. (2016). First report on vertebral abnormality in the fivebeard rockling Ciliata mustela (Linnaeus, 1758) (Osteichthyes: Lotidae) from Masfjorden, Western Norway. Mar. Biodiv. Online first. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s12526-016-0545-7
In: Marine Biodiversity. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 1867-1616, more
Lotidae Bonaparte, 1835 [WoRMS]; Marine
Anomaly; Deformity; Hyperostosis
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- Jawad, L.A.
- Fjelldal, P.G.
- Hansen, T.
Vertebral deformities are reported in fivebeard rockling Ciliata mustela (Lotidae) collected from Masfjorden, Western Norway. Four abdominal and four caudal vertebrae were involved in the anomalies. A hyperostotic haemal spine was observed. In addition, other minor anomalies were noticed in the abnormal specimen. It is possible that either genetic and/or epigenetic factors may have been implicated in this anomaly.