Early appearance of the retinal tapetum, cones, and rods in the larvae of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus

Gunzo Kawamura, and Teodora Bagarinao, and Joanevieve Justin, and Chiau Yu Chen, and Leong Seng Lim, (2016) Early appearance of the retinal tapetum, cones, and rods in the larvae of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus. Ichthyological Research, 63. pp. 536-539.

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Abstract

In the retina of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus, the pigment epithelium and the tapetum were formed in newly hatched larvae, the cones developed within 2 days, and the rods within 3 days after hatching. The retinal tapetum shone under surface light under a light microscope; the shine was located in the apical projections of the pigment epithelial cells. Early appearance of the retinal elements enables African catfish larvae to see and feed well even in dim light.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clarias gariepinus Visual elements Dim light vision Pigment epithelium Ontogeny
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: SCHOOL > Borneo Marine Research Institute
Depositing User: MR OTHMAN HJ RAWI
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2019 04:21
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019 04:21
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/21448

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