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Development of the cranium in the large African hexaploid barb Labeobarbus (=Barbus) intermedius (Cyprinidae; Teleostei)
- Borisov, V. B., Shkil, F. N., Abdissa, Belay, Smirnov, S. V.
- Journal of ichthyology 2012 v.52 no.11 pp. 838-860
- Barbus, Cyprinus carpio, Danio rerio, cartilage, hexaploidy, larvae, skull
- Developmental information on the structure and composition of the cartilaginous and bony skull in the large African barb Labeobarbus (=Barbus) intermedius (Teleostei; Cyprinidae) is provided. Sequences of cartilages and bones appearance from a large series of cleared and Alizarin red- and Alcian blue-stained laboratory-reared specimens ranging from prehatching larvae to juvenile stages are described. Comparisons of cranial development are made among cyprinids: L. intermedius, Danio rerio, Barbus barbus, and Cyprinus carpio.