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Study of the development of the caudal endoskeleton of the turbot Scophthalmus maximus L., 1758 (Pleuronectiformes : Scophthalmidae)


By Cyril - Posted on 17 April 2014

TitleStudy of the development of the caudal endoskeleton of the turbot Scophthalmus maximus L., 1758 (Pleuronectiformes : Scophthalmidae)
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsChanet B, Wagemans F
Abstract

The development of the caudal endoskeleton of the turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.) is described and compared to the setting-up of the caudal endoskeleton in other flatfishes. In the turbot, caudal bony elements develop very early, before the eye migration. The same pattern occurs in the flatfishes of the bothoid group, while in the Soleidae the supporting caudal fin elements develop once the eye has migrated. This discrepancy is discussed; it points out that more work on the ontogeny of flatfishes is needed.