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Mouth development of Malaysian river catfish, Mystus nemurus (C&V) larvae


El Hag, Ghada Ahmed and Kamarudin, Mohd Salleh and Saad, Che Roos and Daud, Siti Khalijah (2012) Mouth development of Malaysian river catfish, Mystus nemurus (C&V) larvae. Journal of American Science, 8 (1). pp. 271-276. ISSN 1545-1003; ESSN: 2375-7264

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Ontogenetic morphological development for the mouth of Malaysian river cat fish Mystus nemerus larvae from hatching to 21 days post-hatch (dph) was studied to facilitate and determine suitable food and food particle size for the growing larvae. The eggs began to hatch 2 days after fertilization (daf) and most of the larve hatched within 2-4 daf. The larval mouth opened at the end of the 1 dph and the commencement of external feeding began on 4 dph following the jaw movement. The barbels appeared on the upper jaw and lower jaw on 3 dph.Tow small barbels appeared around the olfactory pits by 5 dph. Free neuomasts were observed below the lower jaw on 7 dph and around the olfactory pits, eyes,and upper jaw operculum by 9 dph. Linear relationships between mouth size (at 45˚and 90˚ opening) and total length of fish were established.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Faculty of Science
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Publisher: Marsland Press
Keywords: Malaysian river catfish; Larvae; Mouth development; Mystus nemurus
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2013 08:43
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2017 22:01
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