Lateral line system in the triplefin Enneapterygius etheostomus (Perciformes: Tripterygiidae): new implications for taxonomic studies

  title={Lateral line system in the triplefin Enneapterygius etheostomus (Perciformes: Tripterygiidae): new implications for taxonomic studies},
  author={M. Nakae and Eri Katayama and R. Asaoka and Manami Hirota and K. Sasaki},
  journal={Ichthyological Research},
The lateral line system, including the distribution and counts of canal and superficial neuromasts, in a Japanese tripterygiid Enneapterygius etheostomus was studied. Although the basic topography of the lateral line canals was typical of teleosts, preopercular, mandibular, parietal, predorsal and caudal fin groupings of superficial neuromasts were recognized for the first time in addition to the previously reported groupings in Tripterygiidae. Comparisons of neuroanatomical characteristics… Expand

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