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Pseudo-4D visualization of the seahorse larva head during ontogenesis.

11. International Coral Reef Symposium, abstracts: 365

Authors/Editors: Migawski T
Gensler H
Heß M
Publication Date: 2008
Type of Publication: Congress Contributions and Posters
The developing seahorse larva passes through a remarkable formation of its head morphology. At hatching, the seahorse larvae look similar to the larvae of many teleost species, with a voluminous yolk sac and a short "snub nose". During development in the male brood pouch the larvae shape up towards the erected seahorse habit with its typical elongated snout. The possibilities of digital imaging encouraged us to investigate the head microanatomy of H. cf. reidi.

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