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Soft tissue discrimination with contrast agents using micro-CT scanning
The use of high resolution, three-dimensional visualization has been receiving growing interest within life sciences, with non-invasive imaging tools becoming more readily accessible. AlthoughExpand
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Ontogeny of the osteocranium in the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus Burchell (1822) (Siluriformes: Clariidae): Ossification sequence as a response to functional demands
The ontogeny of the bony skull of the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus, is studied from initial ossification until a complete skull is formed. The ossification sequence in C. gariepinus seems toExpand
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A functional morphological approach to the scaling of the feeding system in the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus
SUMMARY Effects of size are pervasive and affect nearly all aspects of the biology of animals and plants. Theoretical scaling models have been developed to predict the effects of size on theExpand
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Modulation and variability of prey capture kinematics in clariid catfishes.
Species with narrow or limited diets (trophic specialists) are expected to be less flexible in their feeding repertoire compared to species feeding on a wide range of different prey (trophicExpand
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Why the seahorse tail is square
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The curious tale of the square tail Appendages in animals are typically round, but the seahorse tail has a square cross section. Expand
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It is all in the head : morphological basis for differences in bite force among colour morphs of the Dalmatian wall lizard
Males of the lizard Podarcis melisellensis occur in three distinct colours that differ in bite performance, with orange males biting harder than white or yellow ones. Differences in bite force amongExpand
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No trade-off between biting and suction feeding performance in clariid catfishes
SUMMARY It is generally assumed that biting performance trades off with suction performance in fish because both feeding types may place conflicting demands on the cranial musculo-skeletal system.Expand
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Suction is kid's play: extremely fast suction in newborn seahorses
Ongoing anatomical development typically results in a gradual maturation of the feeding movements from larval to adult fishes. Adult seahorses are known to capture prey by rotating their long-snoutedExpand
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