Evolution of the locomotory system in eels (Teleostei: Elopomorpha)

Abstract

Living anguilliform eels represent a distinct clade of elongated teleostean fishes inhabiting a wide range of habitats. Locomotion of these fishes is highly influenced by the elongated body shape, the anatomy of the vertebral column, and the corresponding soft tissues represented by the musculotendinous system. Up to now, the evolution of axial elongation… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/s12862-016-0728-7

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