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Fig. 36. Light micrographs of the skin of T. pardalis. (A) Longitudial section of a large alveolar secretory gland, with an opening (arrow) to the skin surface. The cytoplasm of the scretory cells (TTX cells) are almost empty. The bar equals 100 μm. (B) Epidermis, with mucous cells, sacciform cells and free TTX cells. The bar equals 10 μm. Helly's fluid, PAS—hematoxylin stain. SG, secretory gland; E, epidermis; D, dermis; L, lumen of the gland; MC, mucous cell; FC, free TTX cell. Reprinted from Toxicon, 24, Kodama, Sato, Ogata, Suzuki, Kaneko and Aida, Tetrodotoxin secreting glands in the skin of puffer fishes. 819–829, © 1986, Pergamon Journal Ltd. with permission from Elsevier.

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