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Fig. 19. Sections showing the changes in the thickness of the skin of Conger myriaster larvae at the stages of premetamorphic leptocephalus (A), metamorphosing leptocephalus (B), and postmetamorphosis (C) using immunohistochemical staining. Arrows show club cells (mostly red color); mucous cells (mc); epidermal cells (ec); dermis (dm); muscle (m). Scale bars are 10 μm. Reprinted with permission of Wiley-Blackwell from Nakamura et al. Development of epidermal and mucosal galectin containing cells in metamorphosing leptocephali of Japanese conger. Journal of Fish Biology, 2002; 61: 822–833. © 2002, The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

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