Surface anatomy of branchial food traps of tadpoles: A comparative study.

@article{Wassersug1979SurfaceAO,
  title={Surface anatomy of branchial food traps of tadpoles: A comparative study.},
  author={Richard J Wassersug and Karen Rosenberg},
  journal={Journal of morphology},
  year={1979},
  volume={159 3},
  pages={
          393-425
        }
}
Branchial food traps are regions of specialized secretory tissue in the tadpole pharynx, where suspended food particles are trapped in mucus. Light and scanning electron microscopy were used to study branchial food traps from larvae of ten anuran families (36 species). Most anuran larvae from "advanced" (suborder Neobatrachia) families (e.g., Hylidae, Ranidae, Bufonidae) have distinct secretory pits at the posterior margins of the branchial food traps and secretory ridges elsewhere on these… CONTINUE READING
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