The utricular otoliths, lapilli, of teleosts: their morphology and relevance for species identification and systematics studies

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  • Carlos A. Assis Instituto de Oceanografia and Departamento de Biologia Animal, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2005.69n2259

Keywords:

utricular otoliths, lapillus, morphology, identification, phylogeny, systematics

Abstract


The present study describes the general morphology of the utricular otoliths, lapilli, of teleost fishes, proposes a terminology for their parts, identifies their two major morphological types, provides some examples of their use in species identification, and discusses their usefulness in studies of fish phylogeny and systematics.

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Published

2005-06-30

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Assis CA. The utricular otoliths, lapilli, of teleosts: their morphology and relevance for species identification and systematics studies. scimar [Internet]. 2005Jun.30 [cited 2021Jun.19];69(2):259-73. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/255

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