Cichlid Room Companion

TERM: Description of glossary term.


Kontext: Physiologie

premaxilla

In perciform fishes such as cichlids, the bone that forms the frontmost part of the upper jaw. The other element of that jaw, the maxilla, has been excluded from the mouth opening and is found near the angle of the mouth

Literatur

Barlow, George W.. 2002. "The Cichlid Fishes (Nature's Grand Experiment in Evolution)". Perseus Publishing. pp. 352 pp. ISBN: 9780738203768 (crc03927) (Kurzfassung)

Synonym: intermaxillary

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