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Name - Polypterus senegalus

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Animalia (Kingdom)
Chordata (Phylum)
Vertebrata (Subphylum)
Pisces (Group)
Osteichthyes (Group)
Polypteridae (Family)


Recent Publications

  • Ontogeny and homology of cranial bones associated with lateral-line canals of the Senegal Bichir, Polypterus senegalus (Actinopterygii: Cladistii: Polypteriformes), with a discussion on the formation of lateral-line canal bones in fishes.
  • Migratory patterns and evolutionary plasticity of cranial neural crest cells in ray-finned fishes.
  • Allometric growl and reduced pectoral fin regeneration rate in terrestrialized Polypterus senegalus.
  • The More, the Merrier? Multiple Myoglobin Genes in Fish Species, Especially in Gray Bichir (Polypterus senegalus) and Reedfish (Erpetoichthys calabaricus).
  • Increasing Viscosity Helps Explain Locomotor Control in Swimming Polypterus senegalus.

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