Muscle fiber types and functional demands in feeding mechanisms of fishes.

@article{Ono1983MuscleFT,
  title={Muscle fiber types and functional demands in feeding mechanisms of fishes.},
  author={R Dana Ono and Les Kaufman},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1983},
  volume={177 1},
  pages={
          69-87
        }
}
Profiles of muscle fiber types and pharyngeal jaw dentition vary in accordance with trophic demands and skeletal organization in teleost fishes. Carnivorous, omnivorous, and molluscivorous members of the ecologically analogous Cichlidae and Centrarchidae were compared in terms of their pharyngeal jaw anatomy and branchial muscle histochemistry. The two families differed greatly in patterns of tooth form, wear, and replacement. Four muscle fiber type patterns were discoverd: (1) single fiber, (2… CONTINUE READING

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