Cutaneous taste buds in cod

Robin Harvey, Robert S Batty

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Abstract

The distribution of cutaneous taste buds was determined quantitatively in larvae, juveniles and young adults of cod, using scanning electron microscopy. Changes in these distributions associated with development were followed in laboratory reared fish. Taste buds were first seen on the snout and lips of cod at a total length of 8 mm, and on the barbel at a length of 22 mm. The highest taste bud densities were seen at a length of around 90 mm, and subsequently declined on the barbel and pelvic fins with further growth. In these late 0-group fish, mean taste bud densities over much of the head, e.g. throat, dentary and sides of the snout were
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-149
Number of pages12
JournalJ FISH BIOL
Volume53
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Keywords

  • TROPHIC ECOLOGY
  • SOFT SUBLITTORAL BOTTOM
  • GADUS-MORHUA L
  • Marine & Freshwater Biology
  • FEEDING-HABITS
  • Fisheries
  • ATLANTIC
  • NORWEGIAN DEEP
  • GADOID LARVAE
  • FOOD
  • FISH
  • NORTHERN NORTH-SEA

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Harvey, R., & Batty, R. S. (1998). Cutaneous taste buds in cod. J FISH BIOL, 53(1), 138-149.