Phylogeny, ontogeny, structure and function of digestive tract appendages (caeca) in teleost fish

Amjad Hossain, Hiran M. Dutta

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Among vertebrates, only teleostean fish species have appendages such as caeca at the gastrointestinal junction (Khanna, 1961; Romer, 1970; Kent, 1983). Although these gastrointestinal appendages are unique features of fish, they are present in only 60% of the known fish species (Khanna and Mehrota, 1971; Kapoor et al., 1975; Lagler et al., 1977; Stroband, 1980). The functional and adaptational significance of these structures in fish is of interest to ichthyologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFish Morphology
Subtitle of host publicationHorizon of New Research
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781351448499
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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