*partment of Comparative Anatomy, Jagellonian University, Krakow, Poland.
Ultrastructure of the secondary gill lamella of the icefish, Chaenocephalus aceratus
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
Journal of Zoology
Volume 174, Issue 1, pages 79–87, September 1974
How to Cite
Hughes, G. M. and Byczkowska-Smyk, A. (1974), Ultrastructure of the secondary gill lamella of the icefish, Chaenocephalus aceratus. Journal of Zoology, 174: 79–87. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1974.tb03145.x
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 11 December 1973
The basic structure of the secondary lamella is similar to that found in most fishes, but the water/blood barrier is relatively thick (c. 8 pm) of which about 90% is epithelium. The marginal channel is larger than channels between pillar cells which appear to have contracted.