The skin of fish as a transport epithelium: a review

  title={The skin of fish as a transport epithelium: a review},
  author={C. Glover and C. Bucking and C. Wood},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  • C. Glover, C. Bucking, C. Wood
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology B
  • The primary function of fish skin is to act as a barrier. It provides protection against physical damage and assists with the maintenance of homoeostasis by minimising exchange between the animal and the environment. However in some fish, the skin may play a more active physiological role. This is particularly true in species that inhabit specialised environmental niches (e.g. amphibious and air-breathing fish such as the lungfish), those with physiological characteristics that may subvert the… CONTINUE READING
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