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Free Content Lateral-Line Histology as Related to the Development of Schooling in the Atherinid Fish, Menidia

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Artificially fertilized eggs were reared in the laboratory, and serial sections of the young fish, from 4.0 mm (hatching) to 16 mm total length, were stained with H & E, Masson's, and with Bodian's protargol for nerve differentiation. The appearance of innervated neuromasts and the formation of grooves and canals in the lateral-line regions of the head during pre- and post-schooling phases are described, and the results are compared with previous studies on the stabilization of schooling behavior in Menidia.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1968-09-01

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