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Renal mucous production in Australian freshwater plotosid and ariid catfishes

Kelly, E. and Gibson-Kueh, S. (2017) Renal mucous production in Australian freshwater plotosid and ariid catfishes. Journal of Fish Biology, 90 (1). pp. 435-442.

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This study reports the presence of large mucous cells lining the large renal collecting ducts and opisthonephric ducts of the Australian freshwater catfishes Tandanus tandanus and Tandanus tropicanus. Histologic examination of the renal tissue from four other species of Australian freshwater catfishes suggests that this feature is unique to the two species of Tandanus studied. The potential functions of renal mucous secretion in T. tandanus and T. tropicanus are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Inc
Copyright: © 2016 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
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