Australian Museum Journal Sensory papilla patterns of the cheek lateralis system in the gobiid fishes Acentrogobius and Glossogobius, and their significance for the classification of gobioid fishes

Shortform:
Hoese, 1983, Rec. Aust. Mus. 35(5): 223–230
Author(s):
Hoese, Douglass F.
Year published:
1983
Title:
Sensory papilla patterns of the cheek lateralis system in the gobiid fishes Acentrogobius and Glossogobius, and their significance for the classification of gobioid fishes
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
35
Issue:
5
Start page:
223
End page:
230
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.35.1983.319
Language:
English
Date published:
30 December 1983
Cover date:
30 December 1983
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
FISHES
Digitized:
30 January 2009
Available online:
09 March 2009
Reference number:
319
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EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (153kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1067kb PDF)

Abstract

The sensory papilla patterns of the cheek lateralis system are described and compared in various species of Acentrogobius and Glossogobius. Methods of studying and naming the papilla lines are discussed. Two basic patterns are recognized, a transverse pattern with several vertical papilla lines and two horizontal lines, and a longitudinal pattern with only horizontal lines. The significance of the orientation of the papillae within the lines and the development of ridges connecting the papillae in determining homologies is discussed. It is suggested that the transverse papilla pattern has developed independently in Glossogobius circumspectus and Acentrogobius viridipunctatus from structurally different longitudinal patterns.