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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

Print version ISSN 0101-8175

Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.10 no.4 Curitiba  1993

https://doi.org/10.1590/S0101-81751993000400009 

Estudo ultra-estrutural do estômago de Trichogenes longipinnis (Britski & Ortega) (Pisces, Siluriformes, Trichomicteridae)

 

Ultrastructural study of the stomach of Trichogenes longipinnis (Britski & Ortega) (Pisces, Siluriformes, Trichomicteridae)

 

 

Nadja Lima PinheiroI; Rosa Maria M. MendesII; Luiz Ludovico GeorgeIII; Antonio Carlos P. ChavesIV

IDepartamento de Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, Antiga Rodovia Rio São Paulo km 47, 23851-970 Itaguaí, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
IIUniversidade Gama Filho, Rua Manoel Vitorino 625, 20748-900 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. Brasil
IIIDeapartamento de Histologia e Embriologia. Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil
IVFAHUPE, Rua Piraúba, 20940 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

 

 


ABSTRACT

The observations made about the stomach of Trichogenes longipinnis (Britski & Ortega, 1983) showed a rounded organ which has in its dorsal side an accessory structure - a cul de sac - that comunicates with it. The distal part of this dorsal accessory presents characteristic of an organ that exercise respiratory functions: reduction in the thickness of the mucosa and arrangement of an intrincate continuous capilar net in close contact with the superficial cells of the epithelium. In this portion there are no glands in the lamina propria. The epithelium shows a superficial squamous cels; they are very slim, and sometimes, with the capillary endothelium form a single barrier between the organ lumen and the blood. Polyhedric cells are also present in this epithelium; they are located under the squamous cells, sheltered between capillaries and basal cells.

Key words: Pisces, Trichomicteridae, Trichogenes longipinnis, stomach, ultrastructure


 

 

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Recebido em 25.XI.1993; aceito em 25.II.1994.

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