Anatomy and physiology of the digestive system of the oarfish Regalecus russellii (Lampridiformes: Regalecidae)

  title={Anatomy and physiology of the digestive system of the oarfish Regalecus russellii (Lampridiformes: Regalecidae)},
  author={Tyson R. Roberts},
  journal={Ichthyological Research},
  • T. R. Roberts
  • Published 1 November 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • Ichthyological Research
The anatomy of the digestive system of the oarfish is known from brief accounts of Regalecus glesne by Hancock and Embleton (1849) and Regalecus russellii by Mori (1956). These authors did not provide any observations on digestive physiology (Roberts 2012). Knowledge of oarfish digestive system anatomy and physiology has not advanced since their publications. This is at least partly due to failure of all attempts at maintaining them alive in captivity and to the relative scarcity even of… 


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